#KeralaFloods: Kochi airport suffers estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr
(Sourced from PTI)
The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has suffered an estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr in the floods, an official in Kochi said today. He said the CIAL management has launched rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure including 2.5km long airport walls that collapsed after Periyar river overflowed. "We've launched efforts on a war-footing to rebuild the damaged infrastructure," the official added. Here's more.
The runway, taxi bay, duty-free shops and other areas of the airport's international and domestic terminals were also submerged, causing damage to electrical equipment including runway lights, the official noted. He said the solar power system of the world's first solar-powered airport also suffered damage in the floods. Around 200 workers have been engaged to clean up the terminal building, the official added.
Meanwhile, the Naval Air Station, INS Garuda, has commenced civil aircraft operations from yesterday. Alliance Air (a subsidiary of Air India) was able to operate two flights to Bengaluru and one flight to Coimbatore.