Heavy rain disrupts air services on Delhi-Chennai route

The departure of eight flights belonging to various airlines have been delayed due to inclement weather

Published: 30th July 2016 11:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2016 04:38 PM   |  A+A-

Chennai-airport

CHENNAI: Air services on the New Delhi-Chennai route were today affected due to rain in the national capital, airport officials said.    

"As many as eight flights belonging to various airlines that were supposed to depart for New Delhi and those aircraft scheduled to arrive were affected by delays due to heavy rainfall there," they said.    

Among those flights that arrived late in Chennai were five of Indigo, one Spice Jet and one Jet airways flight, all of which were delayed by more than half an hour.

The late arrivals in Chennai also affected the departure of two Indigo flights by about an hour.  

Heavy rains lashed Delhi yesterday and several roads were water-logged, causing hardships to thousands of office goers and other commuters throughout the day.      

The MET department has predicted more rainfall for today also. Rainfall has caused floods in Bengaluru too but there have been no reports of any flights delayed in the city.

"There is no impact on our operations.  We have not witnessed any delays or cancellation due to the weather," an official of the BIAL airport said.

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