Published: Tue, January 17, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Lucknow: Flight operations resume at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport

Two flights from Delhi would have a landed after a while but airport authorities alerted the airlines and the flights got cancelled.

The worldwide airport in the northern Indian city of Lucknow has resumed operation after a nine-hour shutdown due to a major radar problem. Though there is a report that the airport could be closed for two days to rectify the fault but there is no official confirmation as yet. Airport authorities said operations may be stalled until the equipment is repaired.

Following the Radar failure, restoration work had started at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow.

The important radio (BOR) equipment at the airport had developed a problem at about 4.00 pm yesterday following which the movement of flights was adversely hit.

"Passengers were in distress after flight services from/to Lucknow was suspended due to Radar DVOR failure at Lucknow airport", news agency ANI had reported.

The flights which had arrived after 6.30 pm yesterday were stopped at the airport. Unavailability of Lucknow as the alternate airport meant that flights had to carry extra fuel that would last till another alternate airport, Ahmedabad.

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