Mumbai Airport To Remain Shut For 6 Hours Daily; Airfares May Rise

Mumbai airport will remain shut for six hours every day for 22 days between February and March for upgrade work on runways. Airfares are likely to increase by 80% during this time.

Flight movements will be halted for a runway upgrade between 11 AM and 5 PM for all Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting from February 7 till March 30.

Re-carpeting work at the Mumbai airport is being carried out to prevent degradation of runways, which handles about 950 flights daily.

The shutdown is likely to affect flights running to-and-fro from Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, causing the fares to rise eventually.

Note: The airport will remain open on March 21, Thursday, on the occasion of Holi.

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