The operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will remain suspended from 11 am till 8 pm on Monday in view of the cyclone alert, the private airport has notified.
This is the third time in the day, the private airport operator has extended the closure of operations after first announcing it for three hours, starting 11 am.
'The closure of the flight operations at CSMIA has been extended further till 2000 hours of May 17,' the private airport operator said in the updated statement.
India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, warning of very heavy rains at isolated places with strong winds on Monday as cyclone Tauktae is likely to pass close to the Mumbai coast.
Similarly, movement of vehicles on Mumbai's iconic Bandra-Worli sea link has been suspended in light of cyclone Tauktae.
A senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was quoted as saying that the decision was taken in view of the high speed winds.
As a precautionary measure, Mumbai Monorail has also suspended all the operations for a day. "This was a prompt decision taken for the safety of the commuters. We regret any inconvenience caused," Mumbai Monorail said in a tweet.
-- With inputs from Agencies