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Storm hits airport, new terminal leaks

After facing acute water shortage, the brand new departure terminal of Delhi Airport has now got a leaky roof. The light rains and hailstorm on Sunday also blew away a portion of its roof. HT Correspondent reports.

delhi Updated: May 06, 2009 00:29 IST
HT Correspondent

After facing acute water shortage, the brand new departure terminal of Delhi Airport has now got a leaky roof. The light rains and hailstorm on Sunday also blew away a portion of its roof.

“A portion of the roof from the boarding gate side of the new terminal building was blown away in yesterday's light shower and hailstorm. Luckily no one was injured as it was not in use,” sources at the airport said.

Rainwater dripping from the roof posed problems for airlines staff and passengers. The water formed a cesspool at the security hold area, inconveniencing passengers.

Last month a portion of the terminal’s under-construction roof, on the airside, had collapsed but no one was injured.

“A small panel of the false ceiling of the bus boarding canopy on the airside at Terminal 1D came loose due to strong winds. The gate has not been put to use yet and it was immediately attended to and the panel is being replaced,” said a spokesman of airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).

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