Following the most recent round of storms in the twin urban communities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday, water entered the Islamabad International Airport, making its bogus roof break down somewhat.
The water poured down from the roofs over a few counters, including migration, and made PCs and another gear breakdown. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff remained by weakly as parts of the roof came slamming down because of the heaviness of the water.
In any case, authorities said that air terminal activities were not suspended and work proceeded obviously. They added that maintenance work was in progress and would be finished soon
The authorities expressed the expectation that such episodes would not occur once more. This isn’t the first occasion when that the shining Islamabad air terminal has been harmed by the downpour. A significant bit of the bogus roof at the air terminal’s international takeoff and concourse corridor imploded during a storm in August 2020.
Hefty spillage of water was seen in the corridor after that occurrence however nobody was harmed. An investigation into the spillage was subsequently requested. The air terminal, which was worked at an expense of Rs105 billion, got functional in May 2018. It has two runways — every 12,000 feet in length and 150 feet wide, taxiways and covers for the wide-body airplanes.
The development work on the air terminal began in April 2007. It is the biggest air terminal in the country and is designed to work with 15 million travelers yearly in its first stage. Scarcely seven months into it is anything but, various episodes like the breakdown of the bogus roof, stifling of sewerage lines, and presence of smelling water in workplaces happened since the air terminal got useful. Authorities had chosen to move all staff and laborers to an elective spot when the traditions cargo (airfreight unit) building began collapsing — only a half year after its opening in 2018.