Roof Collapse at Delhi Airport’s Terminal-1 Damages Vehicles Amid Heavy Rain

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This morning, a section of the roof at Delhi Airport’s Terminal-1 collapsed due to heavy rain, damaging several vehicles, including cabs.

 The heavy rain this morning in Delhi caused a part of the roof at Terminal 1 in the Indira Gandhi International Airport to collapse. Unfortunately, one person lost their life, and six others got injured. Flights at the terminal had to be paused for a while due to this incident. 

The Delhi police, fire service, CISF, and NDRF teams quickly arrived at the scene to carry out rescue operations. Additionally, Minister for Civil Aviation Rammohan Naidu personally visited the site to oversee the situation closely.

Around 5 a.m. this morning, the roof outside Terminal 1 at IGI collapsed due to heavy rains, affecting the area from departure gate no. 1 to gate no. 2. This incident resulted in damage to approximately four vehicles, with six individuals sustaining injuries and one fatality. Fortunately, all the injured individuals are currently in stable condition. DCP (IGI) Usha Rangnani mentioned that legal measures are being pursued in response to the situation.

After the incident, Terminal 1 was evacuated entirely. It will remain closed until tomorrow while inspections are completed, as mentioned by Minister Naidu. All flights scheduled to arrive at or depart from Terminal 1 until 2 p.m. have been canceled. Flights later in the day will be redirected to Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, as informed by a senior official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.The DGCA will conduct a thorough audit of the airport. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is a consortium jointly owned by GMR Airports Limited (64%), Airports Authority of India (26%), and Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (10%).

The Minister also announced compensation of ₹20 lakh for the deceased and ₹3 lakh for the injured.

Indigo warned that the incident might impact flights across the network. They advised customers to monitor and confirm their flight status before heading to the airport.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reopened the departure hall of Terminal 1 in March 2024 after expansion works began in 2019. Minister Naidu clarified that the section of the building that collapsed this morning was constructed in 2008-2009, with the project awarded by GMR to private contractors.