Assam | Prabhu orders immediate inquiry into Guwahati airport roof leakage


GUWAHATI | September 4, 2018:

An inquiry into the incident of rainwater gushing through the roof of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport which took place on August 27 has been ordered by Union minister of civil aviation Suresh Prabhu.

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On Monday, Prabhu had tweeted that the secretary of the Union ministry of civil aviation has been directed to institute an immediate inquiry into the incident at Guwahati airport.


The visuals of water pouring through the airport roof which went viral on social media left the airport authorities red-faced. It led to flooding of the departure area of the airport.

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A statement issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) following the incident said the airport's roof drain overflowed because of an intense downpour. It said the water leaked through the roof because the drain between the erstwhile canopy, which is now enclosed on the city-side expansion and the terminal building, could not accommodate the run-off water of the catchment roofs.

"Normality was restored within an hour by cleaning the floors. No passenger movement and flight operations were affected," the AAI statement said.


The statement further added "To prevent recurrence of such incidents, corrective measures have been taken on a war footing. All concerned at Guwahati airport have been instructed by the AAI regional headquarters to carry out checks based on the standing instructions of the AAI."

Source: The Telegraph

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