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Why is Ahmedabad airport partially closed for 9 hours daily until May 31

According to a recent travel update, the Ahmedabad airport, also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, will be partially closed for nine hours every day from today until May 31, 2022. Due to planned runway renovations, a section of the airport has been closed. The runway will be re-carpeted every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Sundays and public holidays.

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From January 17 to May 31, 2022, #SVPIAirport will perform scheduled runway re-carpeting work. This work will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The airport authorities used Twitter to share the latest information, which stated,

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To deal with the crowds, the airport has added more check-in and baggage-drop counters, according to airport officials. A total of 52 arriving and departing flights will be impacted on a daily basis as a result of the runway work.

Why is Ahmedabad airport partially closed
Why is Ahmedabad airport partially closed

The airport authorities have requested that passengers web check-in before arriving at the airport to avoid traffic and last-minute confusion. “The work will include runway overlaying, runway strip grading and slope assessment, runway end safety area (RESA) grading and slope assessment, storm water drain construction, and reinstallation of signage in the manoeuvring area,” according to an airport spokesperson.

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According to reports, six flights were immediately cancelled when runway work began at the airport. Passengers were being transported to Patna, Goa, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Pune on these flights.

The carpeting work was supposed to begin in November 2021, but it was postponed due to the festivals.

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