Mumbai airport suspends operation of flights due to heavy rainfall

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Mumbai airport suspended the operation of flights due to less visibility on Monday; a spokesperson for the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said to Hindustan Times that operations of flights were being temporarily suspended amid less visibility since 9.15am due to the heavy rains.

“Safety of the passengers cannot be compromised. If the weather is not conducive to land, the operations will have to be kept on hold,” the MIAL spokesperson said to Hindustan Times.

Heavy rainfall brings city standstill and due to this traffic jam can be seen in western and eastern suburbs, especially in Bandra, Santacruz and Vile Parle.

Office goers said it was taking close to two hours to travel from Borivali to Bandra because of the ongoing Metro construction which has narrowed down the Western Express Highway. They said potholes near the airport flyover at Vile Parle (east) also added to their problems. Potholes on this particular stretch caused traffic jams all the way till Goregaon (east).

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