Cyclone Vayu: AAI says no damage to airport infrastructure in Gujarat, will take call on resuming flights later today

New Delhi: The impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far, Airports Authority of India (AAI) said Thursday.

 Cyclone Vayu: AAI says no damage to airport infrastructure in Gujarat, will take call on resuming flights later today

Screen grab of cyclone Vayu at 1.50 pm Thursday. IMD website

To avoid disruptions and damages to infrastructure, the AAI has suspended flight operations at airports in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla for 24 hours starting midnight Wednesday.

Citing updates given by airport directors, the AAI said effect of the cyclone has been milder at most of the airports of Gujarat.

"No damage to any airport infrastructure or facilities has been reported so far. Situation is normal at Surat, Bhuj, Keshod, Kandla, Jamnagar, Vadodara and Ahmedabad, Diu, Porbandar and Bhavnagar airports," it said in a statement Thursday. "These airports are currently witnessing a wind speed between 30 to 40 kilometre/hour gusting up to 60 km/hr and the situation is being closely monitored," it added.

The situation was discussed by AAI officials at a review meeting held through video conference.

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According to the AAI, a decision on resumption of flights from these airports would be taken after next review meeting in the afternoon.

The severity of cyclone Vayu remains a threat for Gujarat's coastal areas even though the cyclone has changed course and is unlikely to make landfall in the state.

 

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Updated Date: Jun 13, 2019 14:12:10 IST