Bad weather delays 56 flights at Chennai Airport

Published: 18th May 2016 07:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2016 02:48 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Hundreds of passengers at the Chennai airport were affected as over 50 flights were delayed due to inclement weather following a low pressure in the southwest Bay of Bengal.

Airport Authority of India sources said that 56 flights, both domestic and international, got delayed. Of them, 27 were incoming and 29 outgoing. Sixteen international flights too were delayed - eight incoming and eight outgoing.

Bad weather.jpgA passenger whose SpiceJet flight arrived at Chennai Airport about 30 minutes late said that her connecting flight to Tuticorin airport was further delayed by 30 minutes.

However, for many passengers from the North, the wet weather in Chennai was a pleasant one. “We have been living in temperature above 40 degrees. The wet weather was a delight for us,” said the passenger, who had come here on a vacation.

The rains resulted in inundation at several places of the city, but did not augment the water level in reservoirs in a big way, said officials of the Water Resources Department.

More will not be merrier

Water Resources Department officials said that most of the water has been sucked by the parched ground which was why there wasn’t much impact on the reservoirs supplying water to Chennai. If it rains for couple of days more, there will be some impact, they warned.

Water Resources Department officials said that most of the water has been sucked by the parched ground which was why there wasn’t much impact on the reservoirs supplying water to Chennai. If it rains for couple of days more, there will be some impact, they warned.

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