Delhi airport has said that the flight operations were normal and there were "no cancellation and delays'' despite the failure of the Northern Grid.

"Power supply was shifted to DG (diesel generating) systems instantaneously and has been running smoothly for the last seven hours and will continue so until the normal supply is restored,'' the airport said in a statement.

PTI reports:

Operations at the Delhi airport largely remained unaffected even as power supply to six states was hit early this morning due to the failure of Northern Grid.

“As soon as there was a disruption in power supply, all our essential services like flight arrival and departure, check-in, baggage handling, and aerobridge services were shifted to our back-up system. So all these operations remained normal,” an airport spokesperson said.

“We have one of the best DG (Diesel Generating) back-up system of the world. However, there might be some disruption in our non-essential services,” he added.

There were reports of air-conditioning not functioning in Terminal 1D and some portions of Terminal 3. Also, there was no power in some retail outlets at the airport.

“Overall 95 per cent of our services remained unaffected,” a spokesperson said.

(This article was published on July 30, 2012)
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