Mumbai International Airport To Remain Shut Temporarily On This Date. Here’s Why

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai International Airport To Remain Shut Temporarily On This Date. Here’s Why

A small delay or a brief pause in airport operations can turn out to be chaotic and a huge inconvenience for passengers, airlines, and people at the airport. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is about to remain shut temporarily in October and proper announcements have been beforehand to avoid any issues or disruptions. Here’s all you need to know about the temporary closure.

Mumbai International Airport Will Shut Down For A Few Hours

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) has shared the details about this temporary shutdown of flight operations. Also, they have shared some important advisories for the passengers.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’s runways will remain non-operational on October 17, 2023. Starting from 11 AM, flight services will come at a halt till 5 PM on RWY 09/27 and RWY 14/32. The airport authorities took this decision to shut down operations on the runways for the comprehensive post-monsoon runway maintenance plan. The 6 hours-shutdown will be used to facilitate different kinds of repairs, checking, and proper maintenance. A thorough look at the infrastructure and services will help ensure better services for the Mumbai International Airport.

Here’s All About The Passenger Advisory Shared By CSMIA:

Mumbai International Airport
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To conduct the comprehensive post-monsoon runway maintenance at the Mumbai International Airport, a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued six months in advance.

  • One of the main aims of the maintenance plan and the temporary shutdown of flight operations of 6 hours is to undertake repair and maintenance activities.
  • It is essential to uphold the infrastructure to the best standards.
  • The maintenance after the monsoon season is a yearly procedure. It falls under the part of the activities conducted to focus on providing enhanced operational continuity and passenger safety. All these steps of the temporary closure of the airport runways post-monsoon are done with “precision and meticulous efforts”.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has made arrangements for scheduled flights in cooperation with the stakeholders for the completion of the maintenance procedure.

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