Cyclone Biparjoy: Mumbai airport runway closed, flights cancelled due to inclement weather

The runways of the Mumbai airport were closed on Sunday due to the inclement weather induced by cyclone Biparjoy. A click from Dwaraka district in Gujarat where high tides were caused by the cyclone. Photo: PTI

Days after cyclone Biparjoy-induced huge waves caught tourists in Ganpatipule town in the coastal Ratnagiri district of Mumbai by surprise, inclement weather has resulted in the temporary closure of the Mumbai airport runway and the cancellation of flights.

Air India's Twitter handle read, "Inclement weather conditions and the temporary closure of Runway 09/27 at the Mumbai airport, in addition to other consequential factors beyond our control, have resulted in delays and cancellation of some of our flights. We regret the inconvenience caused to our guests, as we try to minimise the disruptions."

As per reports, strong winds and dust particles are also affecting air quality and visibility.

On Twitter, IndiGo Airlines said, replying to a passenger's complaint, “…the agony as flight delays are equally troublesome for us. It is only under extremely uncontrollable situations we're compelled to make such changes in the schedule. We look forward to your kind understanding.”

Chaos at the airport
Social media handles are sharing videos of chaos at Mumbai airport. A Twitter user shared the video of a heated argument between a lady passenger and IndiGo staff.

Meanwhile, at Ganpatipule, the waves hit the beach with a strong current, scaring away the tourists. No serious injury was reported in the incident, though the waves damaged shops along the coast.

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