WATCH: Portion of Roof Collapses At Guwahati Airport Due to Heavy Rain, Flights Diverted – News18

Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: April 01, 2024, 09:02 IST
Guwahati [Gauhati], India
A purported video of the ceiling falling apart and rainwater gushing has gone viral on social media platforms (Image: X/@travellwithamit &@ShivaBarigala)
A portion of the ceiling outside the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Assam’s Guwahati collapsed on Sunday following a sudden storm accompanied by heavy downpour. The storm wreaked havoc around the Adani Group-controlled facility prompting the authorities to briefly halt operations and divert six flights to other destinations, a senior official said.
When the rain and storm lashed the area, a portion of the roof of the airport was blown away in the forecourt area. The roof was very old and could not withstand the impact, Chief Airport Officer (CAO) Utpal Baruah said.
“Due to this, the ceiling broke open and water started flowing inside. However, there was no injury and everything is under control,” he said.
A purported video of the ceiling falling apart and rainwater gushing has gone viral on social media platforms.
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As per Baruah, the water entered the terminal from the ceiling.
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A big tree was also uprooted at the Oil India complex outside the airport by the storm, which blocked a road.
“We immediately rushed there and cleared the road for a smooth supply of fuel to the terminal,” Baruah said.
“I am personally monitoring the situation so that passengers do not face any inconvenience. Due to the storm and heavy rain, the visibility dropped drastically and we had to divert six flights,” the CAO said.
The flights operated by IndiGo, Air India and Air India Express have been diverted to Agartala and Kolkata, he said.
“The visibility has improved and normal operations have resumed. Flights have started landing in Guwahati,” Baruah added.
(With PTI Inputs)


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