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Oil strike delays flights at Mumbai airport

A dozen flights were delayed by around 30 to 40 minutes in Mumbai as refuelling was affected due to a strike called by the officers of the public sector oil companies.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2009 11:56 IST

A dozen flights were delayed by around 30 to 40 minutes in Mumbai on Thursday morning as refuelling was affected due to a strike called by the officers of the public sector oil companies that entered the second day on Thursday.

"Twelve flights were delayed by around 30 to 40 minutes since 8 a m ," Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson said.

All the delayed flights were domestic, he said.

However, night operations were normal and flights operated as per the schedule, the spokesperson said.

Indian Oil Corporation, whose officers are also taking part in the strike, has deployed Territorial Army personnel along with senior management staff at both Delhi and Mumbai airports to carry out the refuelling work.