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Over 40 flights diverted at Delhi airport due to dust storm

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Flight operations to and from the International (IGI) Airport here was majorly hit today as a dust storm hit the city in the evening, with sources at the airport confirming over 40 diversions and more than two dozen delays.

The operations of almost all the airlines -- domestic and international -- were affected as the runway had to be closed down and the suspended for a while, the sources said.

The airlines informed the passengers about the delays and diversions on

Dozens of flights were diverted to cities such as Jaipur, and Lucknow, the sources said.

Vistara said its Delhi-bound flights from Srinagar, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, and were diverted.

"Till about 7.15 PM, over 40 diversions were reported. There could be over two dozen delays," a source said.

International flights from Katmandu, Riyadh, Colombo, Jeddah, were delayed even as flights from Tokyo, and Colombo were diverted to other places, the sources said.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:20 IST