When Will Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 Reopen After The Rain-Triggered Roof Collapse?

Flights are now arriving and departing from Terminals 2 and 3.

by Shreya Ghosh
When Will Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 Reopen After The Rain-Triggered Roof Collapse?

The tragic news of a portion of Delhi Airport Terminal 1 roof collapsing leading to the death of one individual and injuring eight others, shocked all. The concerned authorities decided to halt flight operations here following the disheartening mishap. Now, the question arises when will flight services resume at this terminal? To know about its plans, read on.

The Detailed Technical Study At T1 Is In Progress

Akshay Narisetti (@AkshayNarisetti) shared pictures of the tragic accident at T1.

The rain-triggered accident wreaked havoc at T1. Presently, a few of the biggest priorities are to work on reconstructing the roof and ensuring the safety of visitors. At least a month is required for the detailed technical study of Delhi Airport Terminal 1, according to a report by Hindustan Times. At the moment, the study is underway. The duration to restart flight operations here will only be decided following the report and its findings.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi engineers have the major responsibility to look to survey the situation and evaluate the sudden collapse of a portion of the roof. The ongoing evaluation by authorities is crucially necessary after the tragic accident at Delhi Airport T1. As the operations have been paused, flights supposed to take off and depart from Terminal 1 have been allocated to Terminals 2 and 3 of the airport.

T1 has mostly been used to facilitate domestic flight services, especially by airlines such as IndiGo and SpiceJet. The busy terminal is temporarily suspended. The doors will only open for arrivals and departures once the issues are resolved.

Also read: After Delhi Airport’s Roof Collapse, Jabalpur & Rajkot Airports Face The Same Fate; All About The 3 Mishaps

It Is Likely To Take A Few Months

Janak jakhar (@JakharJanak) took to X to share images of the scary incident.

According to a report by ABP LIVE, all the steps needed for the resumption of flight services might take a few months. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) shared information about the ongoing steps taken by authorities for T1. The cross-functional teams will keep a close watch on any updates. Also, these teams are in conversation with stakeholders to focus on ensuring enhanced passenger safety.

SpiceJet flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Delhi will land and take off from Terminal 3, from July 1 to July 7. IndiGo flights have been shifted to Terminals 2 and 3.

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

The frightening accident killed one person and injured a few people. Following the horrifying episode reported at the airport premises, Terminal 1 has been shut down.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Akshay Narisetti (@AkshayNarisetti)

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