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Arrival operations at Cochin international airport stopped

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The Limited (CIAL) stopped the arrival operations today in view of possible in the area following a rising level in the river.

The CIAL is situated close to the river.

"As a measure of precaution, we are stopping arrival operations from 1.10 pm today," a CIAL said.

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

The decision came 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. 13:55 IST