Chennai airport available for day time operations

Chennai, Dec 5, 2015, (IANS)Chennai airport is available for limited day time operations for technical ferry and relief flights, an official statement said on Friday.


The airport was shut down till December 6 owing to flooding of the runway due to the floods.

According to a statement issued by the civil aviation ministry, as on 5.30 p.m. on Friday, the water has receded in the manoeuvring area at Chennai airport and the runways and the taxiways are clear of water.

The debris has been removed from the operational area and required repair work on runway and taxiways has been carried out while the serviceability status of all airport systems are under evalution.

According to the statement, a team of Airports Authority of India carried out the inspection of the operational area and in consultation with airline operators and regulatory authorities declared that Chennai aerodrome is available for limited day time operations under Visual Meteorological Conditions for technical ferry and relief flights.

All efforts are being made to make the aerodrome available for all flights for all weather operations at the earliest, the statement added.

After the Chennai airport was shut down couple of days ago due to flooding passenger flights on a limited scale are operated out of Indian navy’s airbase at Arakkonam, around 70 km from here.


  1. Normally, after the dust has completely settled following a natural disaster, we hear the claims of RSS that they were there.

    Helping people.

    In fact they did 90% of the relief work, while others, including Government agencies and army, say about 10%.

    For the unconvinced, the RSS folks even provide some photographs.

    But when the disaster happens, one never hears about the presence of RSS anywhere near the disaster zone.

    Chennai has suffered a lot in the recent days.

    Where is RSS?

    Nowhere near Chennai.

    But wait for the dust to settle.

    And then we will hear plenty of grand claims by RSS members both past and present, particularly those happily earning their bread and butter in USA, and having fond memories of Bharata Desha.

    They will provide photos and videos too as evidence of the hardwork they did to help the dozens of victims.

    • They will provide photos and videos too as evidence of the hardwork they did to help the dozens of victims. – Mr. Mangal

      What are you talking sir?

      Haven’t you seen videos and pics of our Messiah cum Pradhana Sevaka conducting an ‘aerial survey’ AFTER the waters started to subside?

      Even Cartoon Network and Peace TV had NOTHING else but pics and videos of this ‘survey’.

      Don’t you that has been of IMMENSE HELP to those marooned and homeless and hungry? JUST the glimpse of his ‘pushpaka vimana’ is HELP?

      Isn’t he from the RSS? 😉 😉

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