Delhi airport roof collapse highlights

Delhi Fire Services said that one person died in the collapse; Arrivals and Departures from T1 were suspended till further notice

Updated - June 28, 2024 04:59 pm IST

Published - June 28, 2024 10:41 am IST

A portion of the roof of the Delhi airport's Terminal-1 collapses on vehicles amid heavy rain, early Friday, June 28, 2024.

A portion of the roof of the Delhi airport's Terminal-1 collapses on vehicles amid heavy rain, early Friday, June 28, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

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A cab driver died and six people were injured after a portion of a canopy at Delhi airport’s Terminal-1 collapsed on cars amid heavy rain early on June 28, leading to suspension of flight departures, according to officials.

Civil Aviation Minister K. Rammohan Naidu visited Terminal-1 (T1) to take stock of the situation. He said he was monitoring the situation and the injured had been hospitalised.

Delhi airport authority DIAL said that a committee had been set up to investigate the roof collapse.

  • June 28, 2024 16:48
    Primary cause of collapse seems to be heavy rainfall: Airport operator

    Primary cause for roof collapse seems to be the continued heavy rainfall, Delhi airport operator DIAL said.

  • June 28, 2024 16:47
    Technical committee to conduct probe

    Delhi airport operator DIAL says technical committee set up to probe roof collapse incident at airport’s terminal 1

  • June 28, 2024 15:34
    All departures and arrivals at T1 suspended till further notice

    All IndiGo and SpiceJet flights departing from and arriving at T1 have been suspended till further notice, the airports has said in a post on X.

    SpiceJet flights have been moved to T3 while IndiGo flights will be operating from both T2 and T3, the post said. 

  • June 28, 2024 14:22
    Four IndiGo flights from Hyderabad cancelled

    Among the affected flights are four from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). The Hyderabad airport officials confirmed that as of Friday afternoon, four IndiGo flights from RGIA to Delhi have been cancelled.

    Read more here.
  • June 28, 2024 13:10
    Departures from T1 cancelled till 12 a.m.: IndiGo

    In an update on X, IndiGo has said that all flights from T1 have been cancelled till 12:00 a.m. on June 29. 

    Flights due to arrive at T1, will now arrive either at T2 or T3 in, the airline said.

  • June 28, 2024 11:49
    We are taking the incident very seriously: Civil Aviation Minister

  • June 28, 2024 11:45
    Civil Aviation Minister at the sight of collapse

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  • June 28, 2024 11:43
    SpiceJet departures from T1 being moved to T3

    SpiceJet informed all its passengers that the airline’s flights departing from Terminal 1 are being re-accommodated to Terminal 3.

  • June 28, 2024 11:42
    Will asssit with alternate flight options or full refund: IndiGo

    IndiGo said in a post on X that they will assist passengers in finding alternate flight options or full refund.

    “We might take slightly longer than usual to respond as our contact centers are experiencing high volumes”, the airline said.

  • June 28, 2024 11:30
    Congress attacks Modi govt, says corruption and criminal negligence responsible

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh took to X to attack the Modi government for the airport collapse. 

    “Corruption and criminal negligence is responsible for the collapse of shoddy infrastructure falling like a deck of cards”, Mr. Ramesh said.

    He went to list several instances of infrastructure collapse under the NDA govt, including Jabalpur airport roof collapse, Ram temple leakage, cracks in Mumbai Trans Harbour Link road and more. 

    Mr. Ramesh also alleged that the inauguration of the T1 departures terminal in March 2024 was only a gimmick before the Lok Sabha elections.

  • June 28, 2024 11:15
    All planned arrivals and departures from T1 being distributed amongst T2 and T3
  • June 28, 2024 11:10
    T1 Arrivals, T2, T3 fully operational; T1 Departures cancelled till 2 p.m.

    Delhi Airport has announced in a post on X that departures and arrivals are fully operational at T2 and T3.

    Arrivals are also operational at T1.

    Only the departing flights from T1 are cancelled till 2 p.m. today.

  • June 28, 2024 11:04
    Portion of building that collapsed was built in 2008-09 by private contractors

    The Departure hall of Terminal 1 was inaugurated in March 2024 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being reopened following expansion works that started in 2019.

    However, Civil Aviation Minister Rammohan Naidu clarified that the portion of the building that collapsed on Friday morning was built in 2008-2009, and the work was awarded by GMR to private contractors.

  • June 28, 2024 10:54
    Resuming operations could take until tomorrow: Civil Aviation Minister

    The Civil Aviation Minister said that terminal 1 has been completely evacuated but It could take until tomorrow to resume operations and carry out inspections.

  • June 28, 2024 10:52
    Civil Aviation Minister announces compensation

    Minister of Civil Aviation Rammohan Naidu announced ₹20 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased, and ₹3 lakh for the injured.

    The roof that collapsed at the Delhi airport’s terminal 1 was constructed during 2008-09. The part of the building inaugurated by the PM is on the other side, Mr. Naidu said.

  • June 28, 2024 10:46
    All required rescue operations are being conducted: Minister of Civil Aviation
  • June 28, 2024 10:43
    Departures from T1 temporarily suspended

    “As a result of this incident, all departures from Terminal 1 are temporarily suspended, and check-in counters are closed as a safety measure. We sincerely regret this disruption and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that alternate arrangements being made for flights impacted due to temporary closure of Terminal 1.

  • June 28, 2024 10:42
    One person died and six were injured

    One person died and six were injured after a portion of the roof of the Delhi airport’s Terminal-1 fell on cars, including taxis, amid heavy rains early Friday.

    Delhi police, fire service, CISF and NDRF teams reached the spot after the shed outside Terminal 1 caved in early morning due to heavy rain.

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