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Ahmedabad Airport Will Remain Closed For 9 Hours Daily Starting January 17. Here’s Why

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, which is one of the busiest non-metro airports, is partially shut down from January 17, according to a livemint report. The airport will remain closed for 9 hours a day till 31st May 2022. It will be shut from 9 am to 6 pm on all weekdays due to ‘recarpeting work’ on the runway.

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The resurfacing work will be carried out on all days, barring Sundays and public holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm, the tweet by Ahmedabad Airport further read.

Previously, on 16th September 2021, LiveMint had reported that Adani Group asked the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) to shorten the time frame for partial shutting of operations at the airport. The renovation work was initially scheduled to begin in November 2021.

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The Adani group then reached out to DCGA again to delay the partial shutdown of the airport due to the festive season of November. The group said they will focus on renovation work of runway overlaying, runway strip grading, slope assessment and RESA (runway end safety area) along with stormwater drain construction and reinstallation of signages on manoeuvring area, the Mint report added.

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