VIP movement delays flights at Delhi airport, Kejriwal caught in congestion, reaches Bhopal lateUpdated: Nov 04, 2017 23:22 IST
Many passengers were left stranded at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, as at least 13 flights were diverted and many others were delayed on Saturday.
According to ANI reports, which quotes airport officials, the flights were diverted “due to VIP movement at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.”
“ATC sources say delays caused due to high frequency of VIP charter planes landing at Delhi airport,” ANI tweeted.
According to sources within the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was also caught in the traffic congestion, as his flight was delayed by an hour and a half. He was supposed to reach Bhopal at 8:30 pm, but due to a delayed flight, he reached 10 pm.
Many twitter users took to the micro blogging site to vent out their frustrations.
“Mumbai Delhi Flight delayed and diverted to Amritsar due to congestion! Horrible management by Delhi airport! Who is to blame?,” tweeted Archana Vaidya, whose bio reads that she is a “value investor who is passionate about economics.
Due to the “VIP movement,” as reported by ANI, many major flights were also delayed.
“New Delhi airport is faced with a traffic chaos. Some flights have been diverted. My flight from Jaipur is delayed by 3hrs, still waiting,” said a twitter user who identified himself as the author Devinder Sharma, who writes on economics, agriculture and food policy.
According to agency reports, the diversion took place between 5.30 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
(WIth ANI inputs)
First Published: Nov 04, 2017 23:22 IST