Kolkata airport functional since afternoon, AI hangar damaged

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, May 21st, 2020, 17:09:07hrs

Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport recommenced operations from Thursday afternoon after it was inundated by heavy rains due to Cyclone 'Amphan'.

According to sources at the airport, operations recommenced at noon with the arrival of a Russian chartered plane for evacuation of stranded Russian nationals.

However, some parts of the airport still remain inundated with water, which is being pumped out.

An Air India official told IANS: "Our hangar has suffered structural damage due to the storm. Ground teams are trying to assess the damage. However, due to the conditions there, the work is going at a slow speed."

"None of our aircraft was damaged in this storm."

--IANS

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