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Case Code: CLBS147
Case Length: 11 Pages 
Period: 2005-2015  
Pub Date: 2017
Teaching Note: Not Available
Subject :Business Strategy
Organization :--
Industry :Miscellaneous
Countries : India

Chennai Airport's Flooding Crisis- The Rising Issues and Challenges



In the month of November, 2015, Chennai International Airport (CIA) was affected severely due to floods in Chennai. Despite facing the impact of Nature’s fury, the management of the Airport and Airports Authority of India has been criticized for constructing a runway bridge over the Adayar river. This case study therefore focused on highlighting the objectives and events that had happened before initiating the construction of the bridge and provided a scope to discuss on the role and responsibilities of the governments, public servants and business organizations, in developing and implementing business plans and economic policies having less impact on the environment.
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  • To analyse the impact of changing climatic conditions on business environment .
  • To discuss on the necessity of designing sustainable business plans and economic policies.
During the month of November 2015, operations at the Chennai International Airport (CIA) were suspended for more than a week due to flooding of the nearby Adyar river (river) . Within 24 hours of the flooding, the whole airport was inundated, and aircrafts, passengers, and the staff were stranded (Refer to Exhibit-I for Images of Flooding Crisis at CIA).


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