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Arrival operations at Cochin international airport resume after two hours

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Arrival operations at the Limited (CIAL) resumed nearly two hours after it was suspended in view of possible in the area following a rising level in the river.

The CIAL is situated close to the river.

"As the situation is improved we are resuming all operations from 3.05 pm today," a CIAL said. The CIAL had earlier stopped arrival operations from 1.10 pm, as a precautionary measure.

The decision to resume arrival operations was taken after the situation was reviewed by District Collector and top officials of the management, the said.

Earlier, the district administration conducted a review of the situation at the airport after the level in a canal near it started rising.

The decision to suspend the arrival operation was taken after four shutters of the were opened this morning to release excess

One shutter of the was also partially opened as a trial run.

The opening of the dam shutters had resulted in an increase in the water level in the river.

Heavy rains have been lashing several parts of for the past few days, leading to a copious inflow into the state's reservoirs.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:05 IST