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Chennai airport to be shut till December 6

Chennai rains: Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6 in the wake of battering rains that have left the facility unusable.

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Authorities have declared Chennai airport closed till December 6, 2016 in the wake of torrential rain and floods that have left the facility unusable. With Chennai flood waters on the tarmac reaching ankle height and in some place even deeper, Air India, Spicejet, Indigo, Jet Airways, others suspended flights till further notice.
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Chennai rains: Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6. (Image: Twitter)

Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6 in the wake of battering rains that have left the facility unusable, Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced today.

The AAI’s decision also follows prediction by the IMD that there will be rains for next 72 hours over Chennai and suburbs with the next 48 hours being “very crucial.”

“Chennai Aerodrome has been closed up to 12 noon of the December 6, 2015. The situation is being closely monitored and any further action will be taken subject to review for resumption of services as soon as possible,” the AAI, which runs the airport, said in statement today.

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