Power failure at IGI: Govt to form probe committee

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 20:47

New Delhi: Taking a serious note of the power
outage at Indira Gandhi International Airport which led to the
delay of around 80 flights, the government on Monday said it will
constitute a committee to probe the electricity failure.

"Government will form a five-member committee to probe
Sunday`s power failure at Delhi airport," Civil Aviation
Minister Vayalar Ravi told reporters outside Parliament.

A five-hour power cut had brought operations at IGI
airport`s swanky T3 terminal to a standstill yesterday,
delaying around 80 domestic and international flights and
caused inconvenience to flyers.
The T3 terminal, which completed its first anniversary
this July, had plunged into darkness between 1:25 am and 5:45
am. The problem started at around 1:25 am when one of the
power transformers that supplies power to the terminal tripped
due to an electrical fault.
Following the tripping, the power supply to entire
building was disrupted and operations of baggage handling
system, passenger boarding (aero) bridges, piers, escalators
and travelators came to a standstill.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 20:47

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