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Ahmedabad airport to remain shut for 9 hours daily till May 31 this year

According to a HT report, a part of Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport will be closed for nine hours every day from today onwards due to planned ‘recarpeting work’ on the runway. At least 52 flights arriving and departing from the airport will be rescheduled during the entire duration.

As per the airport officials, the work will begin today and go on till May 31 this year. The resurfacing work will be carried out on all days, barring Sundays and public holidays, from 9am to 6pm.

The work was supposed to begin from November 2021 but got delayed due to the festive season.

Airport officials have taken steps to ensure that minimal revision of flight schedules takes place during this time so that passengers do not face inconvenience.

“The work will include runway overlaying, runway strip grading and slope assessment, runway end safety area (RESA) grading and slope assessment, along with storm water drain construction and reinstallation of signages in the manoeuvring area,” read a statement issued by an airport spokesperson.

“Runway maintenance closures are mandatory procedures in line with international safety standards to ensure aircraft safety and increase runway life,” it added.

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