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Immigration servers resume operations at Delhi airport, six flights delayed

The incident comes a day after Air India's Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi airport
FILE PHOTO: New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport

Hundreds of passengers had a harrowing time at the early on Monday as the immigration system server faced technical issues for around one and a half hours, affecting six international flights and resulting in long queues at the counters.

An airport official said technical glitches with the server lasted between 12.15 am and 1.45 am.

At around 1 am, an official told PTI that the immigration system server was down at the airport and that crew for three flights was also affected.

The system was restored at around 1.45 am, he said.

According to the official, six international flights were affected due to the server issue.

Out of the six flights, one was delayed for 50 minutes and another one for 25 minutes. Two flights were delayed by 17 minutes and another two by 18 minutes, he added.

A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there has been a long delay due to server issues.

A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and personnel started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who later took an flight to San Francisco.

Many passengers took to Twitter to complain about the delay in immigration process and some of them also tweeted pictures of long queues at the airport.

The incident comes a day after Air India's Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours.

The incident on Saturday early morning has also resulted in delay of scores of Air India flights.

The (IGIA) is the busiest airport in the country.

First Published: Mon, April 29 2019. 02:30 IST
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