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Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to remain shut for 6 hours today. Check the details here

The Mumbai airport authority said that both runways will be closed from 11 am to 5 pm on October 18. As part of post-monsoon preventive maintenance of runway intersection, major work like runway edge lights for runways and upgradation of AGL (Aeronautical ground lights) will be undertaken.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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MUMBAI: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai will remain closed for 6 hours today due to maintenance work. According to the information given by the airport administration, it will be non-operational on October 18 from 11 am to 5 pm.

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The notice issued by the airport states that “Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), one of the busiest airports in the country, has been functioning in a meticulously planned manner throughout the year. Thus, its better airports In order to continue the operations of the CSMIA, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, both its runways – RWY 14/32 and 09/ have been forced to close the runway from 11 am to 5 pm for repair and maintenance work. Is.

The reason for the repair work has been given in the notice regarding the closure of the airport for six hours. It said that the post-monsoon maintenance repair work is being carried out on the runway circle, which will include important activities such as upgrading AGL (Aeronautical Ground Lights) and installation of runway edge lights for runway 14/32.

Earlier in September, the airport operator, Adani Group, said it has “planned a runway closure on October 18 from 11 am to 5 pm, for repair and maintenance work on both its runways”. The measure is part of its annual post-monsoon preventive maintenance exercise.

Mumbai airport remains the second busiest airport with two intersecting runways with main runway 9/27 and secondary runway 14/32 that handles around 800 flights per day. The airport of the financial city is the busiest after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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The period of closure will be used by the facility operator to carry out major work such as runway edge lights for runway 14/32, upgradation of AGL (aeronautical ground lights ), among others, it stated.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) said with the cooperation of key stakeholders, it has already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to ensure smooth completion of the maintenance work.

Earlier on October 14, 8 flights were diverted from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai due to bad weather. The decision was taken due to heavy rains.

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