Delhi Airport T1 closed: 22,615 passengers affected; 9,972 were returned Latest News India


The Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement on Monday that 22,615 passengers were affected due to the closure of Terminal 1 (T1) of Delhi Airport after the roof collapsed on Friday. The statement added that 9,972 passengers booked on IndiGo (9,431) and SpiceJet (541) flights have been refunded. 196 passengers are yet to return.

196 passengers are yet to return. (HT photo)

Flights were canceled following the closure of T1 on Friday while there were no cancellations over the weekend as operations were shifted to the airport's Terminals 2 (T2) and 3 (T3).

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Civil Aviation Minister Ram Mohan Naidu inspected the Airport Operations Control Center and officials from his Ministry, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Delhi. International Airport Limited (DIAL) and met with airline operators. Review operations and passenger handling after transfer of flights from T1 to T2 and T3.

“A comprehensive review was conducted, with detailed discussions on ensuring smooth functioning and deployment of additional manpower to increase passenger flow,” the aviation ministry said in a statement. said

DGCA briefed on activation of war rooms, facilitating close coordination between DIAL and airlines, the statement added. “…Naidu advised all stakeholders to maintain strict standards to ensure seamless operations and prioritize passenger safety.”

Flight operations from T1 were suspended indefinitely after the roof collapsed amid heavy rains and gales on Friday, killing one person and injuring eight.

DIAL, which said heavy rain appeared to be the main cause of the collapse, on Friday constituted a technical committee to probe the incident and announced compensation. 20 lakhs to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs Three lakhs to the injured

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