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Flight operations disrupted in Delhi

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2007 14:34 IST

Flight operations of 'Indian' were affected in the capital on Thursday as employees of the state- owned carrier continued to struck work, leading to disruptions in services.

Nine flights were cancelled so far and many more were delayed as employees, including cabin crew, continued their strike defying a High Court directive to join duty by this morning.

Services to Mumbai, Lucknow, Thiruvanathapuram, Bangalore, Patna, Ranchi, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Srinagar were cancelled today, sources said.

Many flights were delayed by one to one-and-half hours due to the 'Indian' employees' agitation demanding promotional parity with Air India post-merger, they said.

After holding the strike as "prime facie illegal", the Delhi High Court last night restrained workers from staging demonstrations, indulging in sloganeering or other modes of protests like go-slow within a 200-metre radius of Delhi airport.

The agitators have assembled near a check-post well outside the restricted area and are sloganeering against government and 'Indian' management.

A heavy posse of police personnel havee been deployed at all the terminals and at the entrance of the airport.

As uncertainity prevailed, a number of passengers have cancelled their bookings despite airline officials promising alternate arrangements.

Avishek, a passenger who had booked a ticket in Delhi-Srinagar flight, said he had cancelled it as he did not want to take a chance.