Runway repairs at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) will be completed by 30 March, a report on the Mint (New Delhi) claims, citing an airport official source.
The publication said it will ease congestion at India’s second busiest airport (pictured above). The runway is ready the report claims and lighting works just needed to be finished before operations can start.
The congestion was due to the maintenance work which reportedly resulted in a 30-50 per cent rise in late bookings in March, for both inbound and outbound flights.
Mumbai has seen a partial shutdown since 7 February, following repair works at the intersection of the two runways, leading to closures during peak hours.
The last extensive repair work on the runways was reportedly last done in 2009-10.