Parts of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi have been waterlogged following record rain late Friday and early Saturday (September 11).
An ‘orange alert’ has been issued in Delhi after monsoon rain breached the 1,000mm mark, the highest annual rainfall in 46 years.
Visuals shared by news agency ANI showed aircraft at the partially flooded airport.
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2021
In a tweet, the airport said: “Due to sudden heavy rain, for a short period, there was waterlogging at the forecourt. Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved.”
— Ashoke Raj (@Ashoke_Raj) September 11, 2021
The bad weather affected flight operations, with airlines such as IndiGo and SpiceJet requesting passengers to track their flight status before leaving for the airport.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy intensity rains in Delhi and adjoining areas.
In an update at 12.10pm, IMD said: “Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy intensity rain will occur over and adjoining areas of few places of Delhi (Akshardham, Shahadra, Preet Vihar), NCR (Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF, Indirapuram, Chapraula).”