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Mumbai Rains Flights Update: Over 100 Flights Diverted Or Cancelled At Mumbai Airport, Secondary Runway Being Utilised After SpiceJet Flight Overshoots Main Runway During Landing

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • At the Mumbai airport, over 100 flights have been either diverted or cancelled amid the heavy downpour
  • A SpiceJet flight from Jaipur skid and overshot the main runway while landing at the Mumbai airport amidst heavy rains on 1 July
  • A public holiday has been declared in Mumbai on account of the heavy rains

A total of 55 flights have been diverted and 50 have been cancelled at Mumbai's key Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on account of inclement weather including cross winds and tail winds that have accompanied the heavy rains that have lashed the city over the last 24 hours bringing a host of key services to a standstill and forced the Maharashtra government to declare a public holiday in the Mumbai city, Mumbai suburban and Thane districts.

Details of diverted and cancelled flights at the time of publishing:

Diverted: 55 total, including 26 international and 29 domestic.

Cancelled: Among domestic flights - 18 arrivals and 24 departures. Among international flights - 4 arrivals and 4 departures.

The Mumbai airport's Twitter handle has been replying to queries over flight operations, directing the queries to the individual airlines in question.

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Additionally, an incident that took place at about midnight last night saw a SpiceJet flight from Jaipur skid and overshoot the main runway while landing at the Mumbai airport amidst heavy rains. No passengers were hurt in the incident, sources said. 

The incident happened on Monday night around 11.45 pm when the SpiceJet flight SG6237 flying from Jaipur to Mumbai skid and overshot the main runway causing it to be temporarily closed. 

"A SpiceJet flight SG6237, which was coming from Jaipur to Mumbai, skid and overshot the main runway at around 11.45 pm on Monday night. All passengers are safe. The main runway has been temporarily closed," sources said.

Due to the incident, a secondary runway is in operation at the airport currently. 

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Mumbai has faced heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, with the city's lifeline - the key local train services - also impeded.

The BMC, meanwhile, has posted a weather forecast via the IMD, wherein it predicts a heavy downpour for the coming 24 hours following which the forecast for the next 24 hours hints at some respite:

The Navy has also been deployed to provide assistance amid the downpour:

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(With agency inputs)

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