Chennai Rains | Flights continue to take off and land at Chennai airport with some minor delays

Though water from Chembarambakkam lake is being launched, for now, the water ranges haven’t risen to alarming ranges.

Though practically 15 flights have been delayed, arrivals and departures of flights at Chennai airport continued on Sunday regardless of the incessant rains within the metropolis, sources stated.

Officials of Airports Authority of India (AAI) stated, although there was some water logging within the airside (the place flights are parked and departures and arrivals occur), there was no disruption. “We have a team of people deployed in the airside to monitor the water levels. We are also coordinating with Public Works Department officials.

Though water from Chembarambakkam lake is being released, for now, the water levels have not risen to alarming levels. Since a part of the secondary runway has been constructed over the Adyar river on a bridge, we have been constantly checking. There are CCTV cameras placed at strategic locations to check the levels. Everything is under control,” an official stated.

The foremost runway has been dealing with all of the flights with none points to this point and six pumps have been put to use to take away the waterlogging within the runway, officers stated. “All essential equipment in the airport like navigational aids, Instrument Landing System antenna and radar are not affected so far,” he added.

The terminals have been crowded within the morning between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and flights have been delayed as a result of many passengers have been arriving late owing to rains and there have been lengthy queues within the airport. “These delays too were not beyond half hour to 45 minutes and occurred only in the morning,” a supply stated.

In 2015, Chennai airport was inundated like the remainder of the town with 1,500 passengers stranded inside and 22 plane submerged; in 17 areas the airport’s boundary wall was broken as nicely. Following this, AAI requested IIT Madras to do a examine to stop flooding in future and carried out measures like desilting of Adyar river close to the runway and additionally the storm water drains within the neighbouring areas of the airport.

Staff Reporter , 2021-11-07 17:19:41

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