Chennai, Dec 3: A view from the skies on the fourth busiest Chennai airport astonishes as it reveals that run way was built over the river.
As the Chennai is reeling under heaving rain, the airport is submerged and runway has drowned in the water. The Indian Air Force Chopper revealed this today, Dec 3, morning after it did an aerial survey.
Though environmentalists has warned against constructing a runway bridge over the river, not heeding to the warning, the project was materialized in 2005. The bridge was constructed during, 2005 Chennai floods in the city and it is built above the water level.
The bridge was constructed as a part of extension project extending the runway to 1400 meters. Despite runway was built above the water levels, this time it failed to defy the flood fury.
The airport officials say that the airport is prone to flood as it has been built on the flood basin of river Adyar.
The airport seized operations and services likely to resume after two or three day. There are as many as 700-800 passengers stranded in the airport and the air force has taken them to Tambaram.