Kochi Airport closes arrival operations amidst heavy rains

Express News

By Press Trust of India|Updated: August 09, 2018 13:40 IST

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The relocation follows the 3rd shutter of the Idukki dam has actually been raised 50 cms at 12.30 pm on Thursday as part of the trial run for opening the Idukki dam.

Chengal canal near Airport has been overrunning after the heavy rains and the dam opening on Thursday.

KOCHI: As a step of precaution, the Cochin International Airport Limited (Cial) has actually stopped its arrival operation from 1.10 pm on Thursday.

The relocation comes after the 3rd shutter of the Idukki dam has actually been raised 50 cms at 12.30 pm on Thursday as part of the trial run for opening the Idukki dam.

One of the greatest arch dams in Asia, the Idukki dam was completely opened 26 years earlier in 1992.

Nedumbassery is among the locations in Ernakulam, which could be affected once the waters from Edamalayar and Idukki dams reach Ernakulam.

Chengal canal near Airport has actually been overflowing after the heavy rains and the dam opening on Thursday. The drains of the Airport face the Chengal canal which is linked to the Periyar.