Operations Halted AT Delhi Airport Terminal 1 After Roof Collapses, 1 Dead, 6 Injured

Four vehicles, including cabs, were damaged after a portion of the Delhi airport's Terminal-1 roof collapsed on cars due to heavy rains


This tragic incident has led to significant disruptions at Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1. The heavy rain causing the collapse and the subsequent suspension of all departures from Terminal 1 highlights the severity of the situation. The civil aviation ministry’s response, including the temporary shift of operations to Terminals 2 and 3, aims to mitigate the impact on travelers.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu’s visit underscores the gravity of the incident and the government’s commitment to addressing the situation promptly. Ensuring the safety and smooth operation of flights is now a top priority.

The announcement of compensation reflects the gravity of the incident and the government’s attempt to support the affected individuals and their families. The provision of ₹ 20 lakh for the family of the deceased and ₹ 3 lakh each for the injured shows a commitment to providing immediate relief.

Given the impact on travelers and the shift of operations to Terminals 2 and 3, it will be important to monitor how this transition is managed and if there are any further updates or measures being taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

T1 has only domestic flight operations by IndiGo and SpiceJet. The airport has three terminals, T1, T2 and T3, and handles around 1,400 flight movements daily.

The officials said the roof sheet and the support beams collapsed, damaging four cars parked in the pick-up and drop area of the terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. The incident was reported to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) around 5.30 am.

During the rescue operations, a man was seen being taken out from a car on which an iron beam had fallen.

Delhi today received heavy rain for the second consecutive day. Rain, which brought respite from the scorching heat, also caused waterlogging in several parts of the national capital.

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