On 28th August, rain water gushed through the ceiling of the LGBI airport due to heavy showers. After which Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced an inquiry into the flooding of Guwahati airport passenger lounge.
The Minister tweeted “Please be assured that we take all these issues very seriously, an inquiry is already underway and we will be getting a formal report on how this happened,”
The Manager of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport PK Tailong said that rain water gushed through the ceiling in the passenger lounge area after heavy showers last night but no flight operations were affected. Heavy shower from 8.45 pm to 10 pm caused water to enter through the newly expanded canopy of the passenger lounge.
“We have recently expanded the canopy and it was an initial teething problem and no machinery was damaged ” Tailong added.