• 28 Jun, 2024
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Delhi Airport Roof Collapses Due to Heavy Downpour

"Civil Aviation Minister Ram Mohan Naidu Kinarapu announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakhs and Rs 3 lakhs for the injured and injured, respectively."

With more than 30 million passenger traffic adequacy at the Delhi Airport Terminal 1 it was in 2018 made a separate domestic terminal that handles all the domestic carriers. Recently, it has also been declared as India's largest domestic terminal that had revamped the passenger handling capacity, check-in machines, security clearance lanes, and various other facilities were high teched.

A recent mishap at the Delhi Airport has brought everyone's attention to Delhi Airport Terminal 1. The roof at the airport collapsed on cars, causing one death and six casualties amid heavy rain in the morning hours of 28-06-2024. According to the Civil Ministry department as NDTV, https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/4-injured-after-portion-of-roof-at-delhi-airport-collapses-on-vehicles-5986366, has sighted, it is being said that "heavy rain in the early morning today resulted in the collapse of the canopy of Delhi Airport" T1."

The flight services from Terminal 1 have been suspended until 2 pm on the same day, and Indigo has also canceled all of its departing flights from the domestic terminal until 28 June midnight. All the arrival flights to Terminal 1 have been diverted to Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Just after the roof collapsed, the fire tenders were rushed to the airport to rescue passengers as an iron beam fell on vehicles, causing a person to die and resulting in six to be rushed to the hospital.

The airport was constructed during 2008-09 by the private contractors by GMR and was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. As a result of the incident, the DGCA told CNBC-TV 18 that "Airlines have been advised to accommodate passengers on alternate flights or provide a full refund as per guidelines". Furthermore, DGCA has also said that further inspection shall be conducted, and they shall report soon. The collapsed part of the roof led to chaos, and moreover, the Dwarka Sector 25 Metro station's entry and exit have been closed. Also, the airport transit between Aerocity and Terminal 1 shuttle services are stopped. The airport has expressed regret due to the incontinence caused to the passengers.