‘Grass fire’ near runway holds up flights at Delhi Airport

NEW DELHI: A minor fire broke out near one of Delhi Airport‘s runways Thursday afternoon due to which


that were to aircraft which to move near the affected area were asked to


“There was a

grass fire

which has been extinguished. Four aircraft were on hold (for some time due to that),” said a senior


A passenger on one of those flights,

Air India

801 to Trivandrum, said: “We were supposed to take off at 3.10 pm.

The pilot announced that


are being held up because there is fire on departure


. We are waiting to leave for the destination.”

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