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City Airport Incurs Rs 67 cr Loss in Floods

Published: 23rd December 2015 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2015 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chennai Airport on Tuesday said it has incurred loss worth Rs 67 crore due to the recent floods that paralysed its operations for five days.

Deepak Shastri, Director of Airport Authority of India, Chennai, said the direct losses due to damages of civil, electrical equipment and navigational aids were estimated to be Rs 31 crore. The assessment was conducted by all the departments of AAI here. The navigational aids that were damaged include radars, navigational systems and approach radars. It is learnt that transformers and electrical substations too were included in the list and so were some runway lights and control panels.

According to AAI, loss of business was Rs 36 crore. Thousands of passengers were stranded when the airport was flooded. Currently, Chennai Airport is planning to build stronger walls to prevent entry of flood water into the airport premises.

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