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Kolkata-Dimapur flight cancelled

Water-logged runway at the Dimapur Airport on Friday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 18 (NPN):
Published on 19 Jun. 2010 12:47 AM IST
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Water-logging caused by heavy rain on the runway at Dimapur Airport forced airport authorities to cancel the Kolkata-Dimapur flight via Imphal on Friday.
Dimapur Airport authorities confirmed the cancellation was due to water-logging at the runway. Passengers said the flight was scheduled for take off from Kolkata at 11:30 am via Imphal, but delayed till 2 pm. After landing at Imphal the flight was diverted back to Kolkata due to water logging at the runway at Dimapur airport. Dimapur-bound passengers had to halt at Kolkata since the flight was cancelled. It may be pointed out that much work and expenditure had been incurred to tackle water logging at Dimapur airport but to no avail.

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