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Delhi airport flooded, passengers wade through water

Heavy rain on Sunday flooded the domestic and international arrival halls at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) — recently adjudged the second-best airport in the world.

At the domestic arrival hall, three baggage belts had to be closed. Customs officials too had to close down the baggage X-ray machine as water reached inside the green channel area. According to Met officials, rainfall at the airport was three times more than in the city.

Sources confirmed that water had reached up to customs area at the international arrival hall of T3. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) immediately pressed its staff into clearing the water. Many flights were delayed and a few were diverted due to bad weather.