Pre-Monsoon Check From 11 AM To 5 PM

During the 4 critical months of monsoon, Mumbai airport handles close to 92,000 ATMs, handling 10 million passengers.

MUMBAI, Apr 4 (The CONNECT) – Both the runways of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’s (CSMIA) will be shut for six hours on May 2 as part of the monsoon contingency plan.

The temporary closure will be from 1100hrs to 1700hrs and a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) has been issued in this regard. All operations will resume as usual post 1700hrs on that day.

The scheduled temporary runway closure is a yearly practice and contingency plan on the same will help maintain operational continuity and ensure passengers safety.

As one of the world’s busiest single runway airports, CSMIA witnesses nearly 900 flight movements each day. The airport has a network of runways, taxiways and apron encompassing nearly 1033 acres. Thus, to ensure operational continuity during the monsoon months, timely check and repair work on the runways and associated facilities is of utmost importance to maintain its health and operational continuity. The yearly practice of runway maintenance work involves specialists in engineering and airside teams inspecting the runway surface for micro texture and macro texture wear and tear that may have occurred due to day-to-day operations and help strengthening the airside strip.

Mumbai’s CSMIA has strategically and meticulously planned the runway maintenance work in collaboration with its multiple stakeholders, including airlines and aviation authorities. As a collective goal to ensure zero inconvenience to its passengers, CSMIA has intimated all its relevant stakeholders six months in advance. This has also helped airlines to plan their flight schedules accordingly.

During the 4 critical months of monsoon, Mumbai airport handles close to 92,000 ATMs, which fly approximately 10 million passengers to and from India’s financial capital.