Mumbai airport shut for half an hour due to heavy rain; 8 flights diverted

Jul 03, 2012, 00:57 IST | PTI

The city airport remained shut for operations for around half an hour this evening due to heavy rains and poor visibility, resulting in diversion of 8 flights.

"The runway operations remained closed between 7.55 pm and 8.30 pm due to strong tailwinds and poor visibility. There were no operations on the two runways during this time," a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson said. 

A couple of boys seem to be enjoying themselves as heavy rains caused water logging in certain parts of Mumbai on Monday. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

Eight flights were diverted to nearby airports during the runway closure time, a Mumbai airport official said.

The operations, however, resumed at 8.35 pm, the MIAL spokesperson said without divulging the flight details.

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