Mumbai Airport To Conduct Pre-Monsoon Maintenance; These Runways To Remain Non-Operational On May 9

These runways will remain non-operational on May 9 temporarily.

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai Airport To Conduct Pre-Monsoon Maintenance; These Runways To Remain Non-Operational On May 9

Do you have plans to travel to/from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai in May? If yes, here is some important information that you need to know about. The airport is all set to organise a scheduled comprehensive pre-monsoon runway maintenance in the next month and this will lead to some temporary halt of operations at a couple of runways. To know all about the pause in services and date, read on.

These Runways Of Mumbai International Airport Will Not Operate On May 9

Mumbai Airport
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The pre-monsoon runway maintenance and process of repairs are a part of the airport’s monsoon contingency plan. Due to the upcoming maintenance procedures, the primary runway 09/27 and the secondary runway 14/32 will remain non-operational on May 9 temporarily. Runway 09/27 is 3448 metre x 60 metre. The second runway 14/32 spans 2871 metre x 45 metre. These above-mentioned runways will stop providing services at 11 AM and will continue till 5 PM on May 9, according to the recently released press note. Operations will start as usual after 5 PM.

Plans like this are conducted annually to ensure better operations and provide enhanced passenger experiences. Proper arrangements have been made so that the scheduled pause in operations in these runways does not affect scheduled flights and does not cause inconveniences to passengers. A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) has been issued already as well. It is to focus on runway resilience and continue flight operations properly, especially during the upcoming monsoon season.

The maintenance work is a crucial step of Mumbai Airport’s monsoon contingency plan. The entire repair process aims to find out the obstacles of poor weather conditions and use cutting-edge technology to take a look at the procedure.

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Why Are These Maintenance Procedures Important?

Mumbai Airport
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  • The significance behind conducting comprehensive pre-monsoon runway maintenance is to find out the problems of runways such as waterlogging.
  • These steps focus on the durability and longevity of the infrastructural developments.
  • The process looks into working on improving the damages that the runways might have faced because of flights operating daily.
  • Another significance is being helpful for efficient arrivals and departures during the rainy season.

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Hope this information helps you!

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