The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was taxiing out of Delhi airport, when the accident happened.
"The pilot in command switched on the engine… As per rules, the nose wheel of the plane had to be aligned to the central line, but after covering about 100 metre of the taxiway, the plane strayed and hit the pole," said a senior DGCA official.
"...it was a minor incident. The airline arranged another plane for passengers that departed from Delhi at 9.45pm," a SpiceJet spokesperson said.
The DGCA, meanwhile, has conducted the alcohol test of the pilot.
"A team has been formed to investigate the matter and pilot has been grounded till the enquiry is complete," said a DGCA official.