Delhi Rains: IndiGo & SpiceJet Release Travel Advisory; Cancel Flights To And From Delhi Airport T1

If you are catching a flight from Delhi airport, stay updated about your flight status.

by Shreya Ghosh
Delhi Rains: IndiGo & SpiceJet Release Travel Advisory; Cancel Flights To And From Delhi Airport T1

It was just about a few days back when Delhiites were hoping to receive rain. The summer season has not been the easiest this year, especially in places like Delhi where the temperature has risen horribly. It has been two days since the capital city started receiving massive downpours. Unfortunately, rainfall wreaked havoc at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, impacting its operations. The present conditions look unpleasant with airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo cancelling flights at Delhi Airport T1.

Airlines Issued Traffic Advisory For Delhi Airport T1

Heavy rainfall reported yesterday and midnight hammered Delhi horribly. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, a major chaos erupted at Delhi airport. Many flights have been delayed with some being cancelled as well. Departures and arrivals were suspended temporarily at Terminal 1.

Janak jakhar (@JakharJanak) shared information about the recent accident at the airport.

The worst news we came across this morning is about the loss of life after a portion of Delhi airport’s roof collapsed. The tragic incident occurred at the Terminal 1 early morning. About 6 people present there sustained injuries too.

IndiGo released an advisory at 6:46 AM today and stated the news of Delhi airport being partially closed because of heavy downpours.

Just a few hours later, the airline responded to an X post stating that scheduled flights from Terminals 1 and 2 are operational. The roof-collapsing incident has disrupted the schedule across the network.

Following the accident at T1, SpiceJet posted about flight cancellations. The operations have been paused until further notice.

The airline later released a travel advisory stating that affected flights from T1 have been accommodated to T3.

Delhi Airport posted that IndiGo flights scheduled for arrival and departure at T1 have been allocated between T2 and T3. SpiceJet flights from T1 are operating at T3.

Also read: Heavy Rainfall Lashes Delhi; From Waterlogged Roads To Collapsed Airport Roof, Residents Face Harsh Time

Many Streets Are Submerged

Sumit Jatav (@sumitjtv) shared a video of an affected place submerged in water. From vehicles waiting for hours in traffic congestion to waterlogging affecting regular transportation, commuters had a tough time travelling on this busy Friday morning.

Though the change in weather brought a much-needed respite from the unbearable heat, flood-like situations in low-lying areas and submerged roads are triggering terrible conditions presently.

A few of the biggest problems currently are inundated roads, major traffic congestion, and many areas without electricity. According to a report by India Today, some of the waterlogged areas in the capital city are Anand Vihar, Bhikaji Cama Place, Dhaula Kuan, Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Moolchand, Moti Bagh, Munirka, Pragati Maidan, and Teen Murti Marg. A few sectors in Noida have also faced severe waterlogging issues. Traffic congestion is a humongous problem at the moment.

Also read: Roof Collapses At Delhi Airport Terminal 1 Amid Heavy Rainfall; 1 Casualty Reported & Flight Operations Affected

If you plan to board a flight from Delhi airport today, remain updated about the flight status before heading there. Also, keep extra time in hand as road congestion is a big issue right now.

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons, X/ SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) 

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