DGCA to probe IGI terminal collapse

The Union Government, visibly upset over the collapse of a part of a terminal at IGI, has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The Terminal 1-D at the Indira Gandhi International Airport was damaged due to heavy rains and winds in the capital on Friday.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed the Director-General of Civil Aviation, Dr. N. Zaidi to conduct an independent inquiry to fix accountability and to suggest measures for such incidents do not happen in future. Mr. Zaidi has been asked to submit a report in two months.

Mr. Zaidi said, “The government has asked me to inquire into the incident. The facts and contributory factors would be known only once the inquiry is over.”

In the meantime, the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the joint venture that runs the IGI airport, will also conduct an inquiry into the incident through a separate four-member committee recently set up by the company.

A DIAL spokesperson said, “The committee will look into Friday’s incident and suggest remedial measures to avoid recurrence. The committee’s report is expected within three weeks.”