Traffic to airport diverted
Passengers taking international flights from Mumbai should leave home early for the next few days as there could be traffic snarls owing to a traffic diversion on the Andheri-Kurla road.Updated: Sep 05, 2012 01:43 IST
Passengers taking international flights from Mumbai should leave home early for the next few days as there could be traffic snarls owing to a traffic diversion on the Andheri-Kurla road.
The diversion is a result of a slab collapse at the Mumbai metro construction site on Tuesday that killed one person and injured 16 people.
The approach road to the international terminal from the Ambassador Flight Kitchen has been shut and the traffic has been diverted to the road used to exit the terminal.
"Diversion of traffic has made the one-way exit road into a two-way road," said Bhandup resident Pinaki Banerjee, who was stuck on the road for more than an hour on Tuesday evening.
Slow traffic movement on Tuesday caused panic as international passengers are supposed to reach the airport at least three hours before the departure time.
"In case of emergencies, passengers reaching the airport up to 90 minutes behind schedule are allowed to board flights," said an airport official.
"Until late evening, we had no intimation on whether the airlines would accommodate late passengers," said a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson.