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Heavy rains in Mumbai: 11 flights cancelled, 9 diverted on Saturday

Of the seven departures, budget carrier IndiGo cancelled five, while Air India and Emirates cancelled one each

A woman tries to cross a waterlogged street during heavy monsoon rain at Kings Circle, in Mumbai
A woman tries to cross a waterlogged street during heavy monsoon rain at Kings Circle, in Mumbai

Heavy rains in Mumbai forced cancellation of 11 flights and diversion of nine incoming aircraft to nearby airports on Saturday.

The operations at the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, however, were otherwise normal, an airport official said.

"As many as 11 flights of various airlines are canceled for today. These include seven departures and four arrivals," the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said.

"In addition to this, nine flights which were scheduled to arrive in Mumbai have been diverted to other nearby airports due to rains and other issues," he added.

Of the seven departures, budget carrier IndiGo canceled five, while Air India and Emirates canceled one each.

IndiGo canceled three flights to Mumbai from various destinations while Air India cancelled one incoming flight for Saturday, the official said.

Besides, eight incoming aircraft had to do a go-around before landing at the airport, the official said.

On Friday, there was water-logging on the landside area of the airport but the water level was brought down with de-watering pumps, the official said.