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Air traffic disrupted; Several delayed many diverted at Delhi’s IGI airport amid heavy rainfall | Deets here

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: This morning there was a strong storm in Delhi-NCR and there was a lot of rain as well. Due to this, the public has got relief from the scorching heat and heat wave, but the passengers traveling by plane are facing problems. Delhi rains came as a disaster for air travelers. Flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport were disrupted on Thursday morning. Many delayed and two flights diverted.

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Two flights coming to Delhi were diverted to Amritsar and Jaipur due to downpour in Delhi-NCR, all international flights were running 30 minutes late. For the unversed, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today declared the arrival of southwest monsoons over Delhi-NCR. “Southwest Monsoon has advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, some parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi, some parts of Punjab and Haryana today, the 30th June, 2022”, tweeted IMD

Delhi Rains Disrupt Flights At IGI Airport: SpiceJet, IndiGo Issue Advisories
Meanwhile, budget carrier SpiceJet said all departures and arrivals may get affected due to the bad weather. “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”, the airline tweeted.

Similarly, IndiGo also issued an advisory for its flyers and said,”Due to bad weather, our flight operations are impacted in Delhi and Chandigarh. Please keep a tab on your flight status before leaving for the airport.”

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Delhi Traffic Hit After Heavy Rains
Following the dwnpour, people in Delhi-NCR had to face harrowing times on Thursday as they had to be stuck for hours due to a massive traffic jam at the Delhi-Gurugram border. Visuals from the city showed waterlogged roads while traffic chaos was reported from Lal Kuan, Akbar Road, Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.

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