Parts of the Indira Gandhi Airport (IGI) airport in New Delhi have been waterlogged following record rain in the national capital. The weather office had issued an ‘orange alert’ on Friday as the monsoon rainfall in Delhi breached the 1,000 mm mark, the highest rainfall in the national capital in 11 years.
Visuals shared by news agency ANI showed aircraft parked at the runway which is partially flooded. The bad weather has affected flight operations at the airport
– ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2021
Both IndiGo, SpiceJet confirmed on Twitter that all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected as a result of the rainfall.
#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
The India Meteorological Department or IMD has predicted thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy intensity rain in Delhi and its adjoining areas during the next two hours.
In the latest update at 8:30 am IMD said, “Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi, NCR (Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula) Rohtak, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Sonipat (Haryana) Modinagar, Hapur, Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh) during next two hours.”