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Delhi rains: Flight operations resume at IGI airport

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:00

New Delhi: Normalcy was on Saturday restored at
the airport here with 130 flights taking off, a day after operations were hit following heavy rains that led to
waterlogging and collapse of a part of the newly-built
domestic departure terminal building.

"Flight operations have resumed this morning and about
130 flights have departed of which 36 were from Terminal 1D,"
Andrew Harrison, chief operating officer of Delhi
International Airport Limited said.

"We have put our project management team on the job to
rectify the affected area of the Terminal 1D," he said.

The departure terminal (T1D) was flooded after some
portion of the roof collapsed due to heavy rain and strong
winds leading to waterlogging in the security area of the

"Our team removed the water from the area last evening
and made the terminal operational," Harrison said.

Over 20 flights were delayed and 10 diverted to
Lucknow and Jaipur as the airport area witnessed heavy

Domestic carriers operating from T1D were forced to
reschedule their flights as the boarding of aircraft became
impossible after the security area was flooded and baggage
X-ray machine failed.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:00

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