Airport power failure hits operations for one hour
The recently-opened, much-publicised Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport was saddled with problems, yet again on Monday. HT reports.Updated: Sep 07, 2010 01:40 IST
The recently-opened, much-publicised Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport was saddled with problems, yet again on Monday.
Passengers had a harrowing time at the swanky terminal after a power failure hampered operations.
The problem occurred around 5.30 p.m. and affected normal operations for about half an hour.
Although the power back-up system at the airport was functional, it took some time for the normal supply to return.
"There was almost no power supply at the terminal in the evening and though there was power back-up, the conveyor baggage belts and walkalators could not function," said the senior official of an international airline, who did not wish to be named.
"The computerised check-in and boarding process, however, wasn’t affected due to the power failure," he said.
While not enough lights were functioning, the air conditioning system was affected too.
"Power failures and fluctuations at Terminal 3 is a recurring problem and it won’t be solved until the terminal has a dedicated power supply system," he said.
However, private airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) denied that the incident took place.