Hudhud cyclone has smashed up Vizag city very badly. Vizag airport is also damaged severely.200kmph winds of Cyclone Hudhud has virtually blown off its roof and wreaked havoc inside. The airport had been shut down in view of the coming cyclone. But now, it is shut for repairs and it would be a while before a plane can take off from there. Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Atul Singh said it will take at least two to three days before the airport can be restored.
For the hapless passengers, all this have been a nightmare. With cellphone services unavailable, most of them reached the airport, hoping to skip the battered city for a few days. But despite the authorities’ optimism, it would be difficult to get the airport up and running unless its restoration is taken up on a war footing. And that could be a tall order given the situation in the rest of the city.