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Mumbai airport runway to remain shut for 6 hours today

While the primary runway of Mumbai airport can handle up to 50 arrivals and departures an hour against the declared capacity of 46, the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flight movements an hour

Mumbai: On October 23, Mumbai airport, that handles 1,000 flights a day on an average, both runway will remain shut for operations for six hours, starting 11 am, for repair and maintenance. This may make air passengers, who are departing and arriving at the airport on the said date, face a tough time.

The maintenance and repair work will be undertaken in two phases between October and February-March Period.

The first phase of maintenance

“Mumbai airport runway will be closed from 1100 hours to 1700 hours IST. Please visit Air India website, app or contact call centre for details on rescheduled and cancelled flights,” national carrier Air India informed its passengers through a tweet on October 22. According to the information provided by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) on October 4, both runways 09/27 and 14/32 will remain shut for operations between 11 am and 5 pm on October 23 due to work.

The second phase of maintenance

In the second phase, the maintenance and repair work on the intersection will be carried out between February 7 and March 30 (except on March 21) from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. While the primary runway can handle up to 50 arrivals and departures an hour against the declared capacity of 46, the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flight movements an hour.