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Chennai Floods: More rains predicted, airport closed till Sunday

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 31, 2015 0:53 IST ]

The Rajali Naval air station near Arakonam, about 70 km from Tamil Nadu capital, will be converted into a make-shift airport for commercial flights after the Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced shutting down the Chennai Airport.

The AAI took the decision to close down the airport following the prediction by the IMD that there will be rains for next 72 hours over Chennai and suburbs with the next 48 hours being "very crucial."

"Chennai Aerodrome has been closed up to 12 noon of the December 6, 2015. The situation is being closely monitored and any further action will be taken subject to review for resumption of services as soon as possible," the AAI, which runs the airport, said in statement yesterday.