Flights services affected from Kolkata due to heavy rain

Heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds disrupted flight services at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose international airport today.

Several flights were not able to land at the airport due to bad weather this morning. Flight operations hadn't resumed at the time of last updating this report.

Due to heavy wind, flights were diverted to Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and other airports in the region. According to Kolkata airport officials, flights were not able to land or take off since 9 am in the morning.

Several domestic flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Imphal and Port Blair were delayed.

The Regional Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kolkata and adjacent areas for the next 48 hours.

The heavy spell of rainfall is likely to be accompanied by strong winds blowing at 40-50 km per hour, the weather office predicts.
Courtesy: India Today

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