Chennai airport to resume operations today

Chennai airport to resume operations today

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2015-12-05 08:32 New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said that staffs would be deployed at the Chennai airport and if there was no further rain, the airport would be made operational on Saturday. The operations at the airport have been suspended after water entered the runway following incessant rains for over a week now. “We have requested all airlines to maintain a price cap in this time of crisis to which they have given a positive response,” he added. Chairman of the Airport Authority of India R.K. Srivastava, meanwhile, said, “The situation is under control and the water has receded from the airfield side. We have made it operational and from tomorrow it will start working. We have allowed operation for the ferry, technical and relief purpose.” “After reviewing situation, we will consider resuming commercial operations,” said Srivastava. (ANI)