Parts of the Indira Gandhi Airport (IGI) airport in New Delhi have been waterlogged following record rain in the national capital.
An ‘orange alert’ has been issued as the monsoon rainfall in Delhi breached the 1,000 mm mark on Friday, the highest annual rainfall in 46 years.
Visuals shared by news agency ANI showed aircraft on the ground at the airport which is partially flooded. The bad weather has affected flight operations at the airport, with airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet requesting passengers to track their flight status before leaving for the airport.
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2021Advertisement
As many as five flights – four Delhi-bound domestic flights and one international flight – were diverted to neighbouring cities due to heavy rainfall on Saturday, news agency ANI reported quoting airport officials. They also said that three IndiGo flights which were scheduled to depart from Delhi were cancelled due to bad weather.
#WeatherUpdate: Due to bad weather in Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://t.co/VkU7yLB2ny.— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) September 11, 2021
Back To Normal
The “sudden heavy rain” led to waterlogging at the forecourt, the Delhi International Airport (DIAL) said on Twitter, adding that the issue “has been resolved”.
“Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved,” it tweeted.
“Due to heavy downpour passengers encountered waterlogging for a short while. The on-ground team was immediately mobilized and the operations are back to normal since 9 am”
Here is the latest update pic.twitter.com/si3LDXeGNk— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) September 11, 2021