The waterlogged IGI Airport Terminal 3 as the nation’s capital receives heavy rainfall. See the pictures
Heavy rains fell on the national capital and left the forecourt of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) waterlogged and impacting flight operations.
Sources said five flights were diverted from the airport this morning due to poor weather conditions.
Four domestic flights – two from SpiceJet and one each from IndiGo and Go First – were diverted to Jaipur. An international flight – an Emirates flight from Dubai to Delhi – has been rerouted to Ahmedabad, the sources said.
IndiGo tweeted that due to bad weather in Delhi, flight departures and arrivals are impacted at Delhi Airport.
Due to bad weather in Delhi (DEL), all departures / arrivals and their consecutive flights may be affected, another SpiceJet airline tweeted.
âDue to congestion due to heavy rains in Delhi, traffic jams are expected. Customers traveling are advised to allow extra time for their journey to the airport. Thanks! âVistara tweeted.
Delhi Airport said on Twitter that there was a congestion on the forecourt for a short time. “Our team was immediately lined up to review it and the issue was resolved.”
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi will experience “generally cloudy skies, heavy rains / thunderstorms, very heavy rains in isolated places towards night”.
According to civic agencies, apart from Moti Bagh and RK Puram, other sections including Madhu Vihar, Hari Nagar, Rohtak Road, Badarpur, Som Vihar, Ring Road near IP station, Vikas Marg, Sangam Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road , Pul Prahladpur Underpass, Munirka, Rajpur Khurd, Nangloi and Kirari also experienced congestion.
People have posted photos and videos of flooded streets on social media.
In a video on Twitter allegedly showing waterlogged streets in Madhu Vihar, some DTC cluster buses could be seen standing in the water and other commuters maneuvering their vehicles on the flooded road.
Officials from the Department of Public Works (PWD) said classified personnel were on the ground pumping water from the streets.
“Due to heavy rains early in the morning (Saturday), waterlogging has occurred in several places. We are tackling these issues as a priority. Our staff are on hand 24 hours a day to monitor the situation,” said one. responsible for PWD.
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