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Thursday, June 13 2024

Ceiling Leak at Bengaluru Airport Terminal 2 After Rain

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

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

“Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds rendered the airport inaccessible for landing between 9.35 pm and 10.29 pm, leading to diversion of flights,” a Bengaluru International Airport Limited official said in a statement.

Phase 1 of Terminal 2, inaugurated in November 2022, is designed to accommodate 25 million passengers every year.

The official said 13 domestic flights, three international passenger flights, and one international cargo flight were diverted to Chennai on Thursday (May 9).

The Terminal-2 (T2) of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has secured recognition as one of the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Airports’ and has been awarded the ‘World Special Prize for an Interior 2023’ by the UNESCO’s Prix Versailles.

It is the only Indian airport to receive this recognition, said BIAL, which operates the KIA.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said heavy rain last night led to the uprooting of about 70 trees, with branches from 171 trees breaking and falling onto roads due to lightning and storms across the city.

Bengaluru had been facing a water crisis for several months. Certain areas of Bengaluru, particularly its tech corridor, were severely affected by the crisis. The state government had adopted stringent measures to ensure uninterrupted water supply.

The India Meteorological Department said Bengaluru received 14 mm of rain in the 24 hours till 8.30 am today. It said in a statement the maximum and minimum temperature of the city stood at 33 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively in the last 24 hours.

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