On Monday, thunderstorms, rain, and gusty winds made it hard for flights to take off and land at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Bad weather has messed up all departures, arrivals, and the flights that come after them. Flight operations have put on hold, so airlines have also asked people to check on their flights before going to the airport.
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Since early this morning, hundreds of people stuck at the airport because flights are rescheduled. Several airport passengers posted pictures of stuck on the runway and waiting for their planes to take off because of the weather.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that moderate rain and thundershowers will continue over Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) for the “next two hours.”
IMD tweeted, “Dust storm/Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain and gusty winds of 50-80 Km/h is likely to continue over Delhi-NCR and nearby areas for the next two hours.”
Raktim Roy posted a photo of the airport taken from his plane while stuck on the runway.
“I’ve been waiting for my flight to leave for what seems like forever, but the weather in Delhi is making a mess of things. From my phone, I can see a wide view of the airport, “He sent out a tweet.
As the day went on and the thunderstorms kept going, it was likely that more flights would affected. Another passenger, Vikas Wadhawan, said he didn’t know why the flight was late. He tweeted a picture of the airport area to show how bad Delhi Airport Terminal 3 was.
“The screens don’t show any information about flight status, so the gates are full of people. Give people up-to-date info so they can relax in the lounge “Wadhawan asked the airlines to let the passengers know about their flights ahead of time.
The airport officials told the passengers to get updated flight information from the airline.
“When the weather is bad, it’s hard for planes to take off and land at Delhi Airport. Passengers should contact the airline for the most up-to-date flight information. “Tweeted by Delhi Airport.
In response to the message from the Delhi airport, Vikas Wadhawan wrote on Twitter, “This link does not give you up-to-date information about flights and their status. Even airlines have no idea. I know that you guys can’t change the weather, but you can definitely tell people what’s going on so they don’t have to stand in front of gates.”
Another passenger, Rajhans Sharma, who is stuck at Delhi airport, posted on Twitter, “My mom is going to cremated, and I’m going to go see her. My flight supposed to go to Delhi, but it had to go to Jaipur instead. I need your help to get off the plane at Jaipur Airport, or I won’t be able to say goodbye to my mother.”
Air India said that all departures, arrivals, and flights that come after them would be affected.
“We’ll let you know soon. If you need help, you can get in touch with our crew team, ” said, “Because of bad weather in Delhi. Flights are rerouted and taking longer to get there. There may also be a lot of traffic on the roads. Passengers asked to show up for flights with enough time to spare “In a tweet, Air India said.
As a break from the hot sun, thunderstorms and rain dropped the temperature in Delhi NCR. A large amount on Monday morning. Rain and strong winds pounded Delhi NCR on Monday morning, causing the surface temperature to drop sharply and drastically.
IMD said it would continue to rain and storm in Delhi NCR for the next two hours. In many parts of the city, trees blown over by the strong winds.
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