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Mumbai airport to shut down for 5 hours on Saturday

Press Trust of India
Feb 25, 2012 at 12:45am IST

Mumbai: Flight operations at the Mumbai Airport, the second busiest in India, will remain shut for five hours on Saturday for its scheduled expansion.

The main runway will remain closed from 11:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs for setting up Rapid Exit Taxiway Lights to enhance runway efficiency, said a statement by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) on Friday.

"As part of the schedule closure (1130 hrs to 1630 hrs), there will be no operations at Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport," it said.

Mumbai airport to shut down for 5 hours on Saturday

The main runway will remain closed from 11:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs for setting up Rapid Exit Taxiway Lights.

The MIAL said the closure is in consultation with aviation regulator DGCA, AAI and airlines and "there will be no inconvenience caused to the passengers".

The shut down period coincides with usually lean hours for the airport. The MIAL said similar closure is also sceduled for March 3 and March 10.

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