Airlines such as Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers. (ANI)
Airlines such as Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers. (ANI)

Delhi rains: IGI suspends flight operations for 24 minutes

  • Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been battered by a burst of rainfall towards the end of the four-month-long monsoon season
  • Airlines such as Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers on Twitter that due to the bad weather in Delhi, their flights might get affected

Flight operations at Delhi Airport were suspended for 24 minutes on Thursday evening due to extremely heavy rains accompanied by strong winds in the city, senior airport officials said.

Four flights were diverted from the airport during this 24-minute period.

"Runway operation was suspended between 7.56 pm and 8.20 pm on Thursday due to heavy rains in Delhi. Four flights were diverted during this period," the officials said.

Airlines such as Air India,Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers on Twitter that due to the bad weather in Delhi, their flights might get affected.



States like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been battered by a burst of rainfall towards the end of the four-month-long monsoon season, which officially ended on Monday.

The heavy rainfall has led to several rivers, including the Ganga, flowing above or near the danger mark at several places.

"The axis of monsoon trough, which earlier extended from Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh to the Bay of Bengal, has shifted northwards slightly," Kuldeep Srivastava, a senior scientist at the India Meteorological Department, said.

"It will move closer to south Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR on Wednesday, resulting in rainfall in the region," Srivastava said.


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