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Mumbai airport’s main runway will be partially shut for 5 months; here’s what’s happening
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Mumbai airport’s main runway will be partially shut for 5 months; here’s what’s happening

Travelling via the Mumbai Airport? You may face delays on your flights

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If you are travelling on a weekday- be it an arrival or a departure in regards to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, be prepped to face a few delays here and there.

The primary Mumbai airport runway will be partially inactive for renovations, six days a week, from the 4th of November till the 28th of March. The rehabilitation works were supposed to start sooner but due to prolonged monsoons, it had been delayed until now. After being fully-operational, you can expect major changes, which would ease out our travel experiences.

Mumbai airport’s main runway will be partially shut for 5 months; here’s what’s happening

What's the update?

Mumbai airport's main runway will be inactive from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Saturday and as an alternative, the second runway will be operational during this period. But during festival and holidays, the main runway of Mumbai airport will be functional at all hours.

The primary runway of the Mumbai airport has been dealing with approximately 50 arrivals and departure per hour and in contrast to that, the second one will handle at least 36 flights an hour. However, since the secondary runway has a below-par taxiway, aeroplanes here will evidently take longer to enter and exit which would contribute to delays.

Mumbai airport’s main runway will be partially shut for 5 months; here’s what’s happening

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During the renovation phase, the Mumbai airport will witness rerouting aircraft pathways and the timings too, of various domestic and international flights, will be altered accordingly. So if you have morning flights, you’re likely to face delays, as compared to travellers who have afternoon bookings.