Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai Airport closure extended till 6 PM today
Due to the cyclone alert, Mumbai Airport has decided to extend the closure till 18.00 hours today.
Earlier today, The operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) announced that the suspension of all flight service at the facility from 11 am to 2 pm, initially, the private airport later extended it to 4 pm. Now, the latest update states that it will remain suspended till 6 pm in view of the cyclone alert.
The official Twitter page of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport tweeted: Mumbai.”Passenger Alert! As a precautionary measure for Cyclone Tauktae, the suspension of flight operations has been extended till 18:00 hrs on Monday, May 17, 2021. #ImportantUpdate #CycloneAlert #Information #Airline #CSMIA #MumbaiAirport”
Here’s the tweet:
As a precautionary measure for Cyclone Tauktae, the suspension of flight operations has been extended till 18:00 hrs on Monday, May 17, 2021.#ImportantUpdate #CycloneAlert #Information #Airline #CSMIA #MumbaiAirport
— CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) May 17, 2021
Six sub-teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in and around Mumbai and adjoining areas to tackle any untoward incident due to cyclone Tauktae.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the Cyclone Tauktae related situation in the state. The cyclonic storm over the Arabian Sea led to very strong winds blowing at a speed of 114 kmph in Mumbai on Monday afternoon, civic officials said.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted that Cyclone Tauktae is expected to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva between 8 pm to 11.30 pm. The government of Gujarat has positioned teams from many departments to provide rescue and relief.
According to PTI, Special arrangements have been made in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients to ensure constant electricity, the government said. Hundreds of ambulances have been kept on standby to shift patients in cases of emergency.