Trivandam: Kochi Airport to be shut till August 18 till 2 pm due to continuous heavy downpour in Kerala.
Soon After the red alert by India Meteorological Department issued red alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places of Kerala like Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts till Thursday.
The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dam, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened Tuesday evening to release excess water.
The airport is situated near the banks of Periyar. “Operations temporarily suspended till August 18, Saturday, 2 pm, since the inflow is still on a rising trend,” said a statement from airport official said on Wednesday morning.