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Mumbai Airport runways to close for 6 hours on May 9 for pre-monsoon revamp

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) – The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’s (CSMIA) primary runway 09/27 and the secondary runway 14/32 will be temporarily non-operational on May 9 for pre-monsoon maintenance and repair work. The runway closures will last for six hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with normal operations resuming afterward at the CSMIA.

An official spokesperson stated, “A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) has been issued to enhance runway resilience and ensure smooth operations, particularly during the monsoon season.” This maintenance work aims to improve the overall safety and efficiency of the runways at the airport.

During this period, all incoming and outgoing flights will need to be rescheduled or diverted to other runways to accommodate the maintenance work. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines for any changes to their flight schedules on May 9.

The temporary closure of the runways is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of all passengers and aircraft operating at the CSMIA. The airport authorities are working diligently to complete the maintenance work within the stipulated time frame to minimize disruptions to air travel.


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