Things have started to settle down at the Terminal 3 (T3) of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). In comparison to last two days, the situation was much better on Tuesday and the three carriers — Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India, which had shifted to T3 from T2, reported only minor delays.
"Till 6 pm, we operated 50 domestic flights from T3, of which 48 were on time. There were minor delays of 10-15 minutes. One flight to Dehradun was cancelled due to bad weather there," said an Air India spokesperson.
Kingfisher and Jet Airways also operated with minor delays on Tuesday. "My flight to Amritsar is delayed by an hour, which I guess is normal if we compare it to what passengers had to go through in last two days," said an passenger traveling with Jet Airways 9W 2633, who didn’t wish to be named.
Small issues like baggage handling and getting the taxi after coming out of the terminal remains and are expected to be addressed within a week.
"Passengers are not used to the new terminal and thus get confused. Now that three major airlines have moved, chaos is expected to fade out gradually," an Air India official said.
The traffic congestion also remains at National Highway 8, with Central spine road, originating from Mahipalpur are still to be opened for commuters. The work is yet to been completed on these roads, which is pending, and the traffic police has asked the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to install traffic lights at three places.
"The traffic will merge and it could lead to chaos if the road was thrown open without traffic lights. Deploying our men to control the traffic, is not possible," the traffic police official added.