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Tuesday, June 18 2024
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Bangalore Airport Ceiling Leakage Due to Heavy Rains

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While the city struggled with a severe water problem, fresh rain brought relief to Bengaluru residents, but it also created delays for flights at Kempegowda International Airport. There were multiple flight diversions, including international passenger planes.

Water leaks inside the airport were caused by alleged breaches in the roof of Bengaluru’s Terminal 2. Images appeared to show water dripping from the roof close to Terminal 2’s baggage conveyor belt section. Passengers can no longer enter this section.

An official from Bengaluru International Airport Limited stated in a statement that “strong winds and heavy rainfall rendered the airport inaccessible for landing between 9.35 pm and 10.29 pm, leading to diversion of flights.”

With its November 2022 opening, Terminal 2’s first phase can handle 25 million passengers annually.

According to the official, on Thursday, May 9, 13 domestic flights, 3 international passenger flights, and 1 international cargo flight were diverted to Chennai.

The Kempegowda International Airport’s (KIA) Terminal-2 (T2) has been named one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Airports” and received the UNESCO Prix Versailles ‘World Special Prize for an Interior 2023’.

According to BIAL, the company that runs the KIA, it is the first airport in India to be recognized in this way.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said that over 70 trees were uprooted by last night’s torrential rain, and that storms and lightning throughout the city caused the branches of 171 trees to break and fall onto roads.

For some months, Bengaluru had been dealing with a water problem. The crisis had a major impact on several parts of Bengaluru, especially its tech corridor. Strict policies had been implemented by the state government to guarantee a steady supply of water.

Bengaluru experienced 14 millimeters of rain in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 am today, according to the India Meteorological Department. In a statement, it stated that over the previous 24 hours, the city’s top and lowest temperatures were 33 and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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