According to a recent travel notice, the Ahmedabad airport, also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, will be partially closed for nine hours every day until May 31, 2022. Due to planned runway renovations, a section of the airport has been closed. The runway will be re-carpeted every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Sundays and public holidays.
The airport authorities used Twitter to convey the latest information, which stated:
#SVPIAirport will carry out scheduled runway re-carpeting work from 17 January 2022 to 31 May 2022. This work will be carried out from 9 am to 6 pm. We regret the Inconvenience. #GatewayToGoodness #PassengerAdvisory pic.twitter.com/gGi8EXzfzC
— Ahmedabad Airport (@ahmairport) January 15, 2022
To deal with the crowds, the airport has added more check-in and baggage-drop counters, according to airport officials. A total of 52 arriving and departing planes will be impacted on a daily basis as a result of the runway repairs.
The airport authorities have urged that passengers web check-in before arriving at the airport to avoid traffic and last-minute uncertainty. “The work will include runway overlaying, runway strip grading and slope assessment, runway end safety area (RESA) grading and slope assessment, along with storm water drain construction and reinstallation of signages in the manoeuvring area,” according to an airport spokeswoman.
According to sources, six flights were immediately cancelled as runway work began at the airport. Passengers were being taken to Patna, Goa, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Pune on these aircraft.
The carpeting work was supposed to begin in November 2021, however it was postponed due to the festivals.
– India’s new age travel digital media