About the Unprecedented incident :

  • A roof at Terminal 1 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport collapsed on Friday, June 28, 2024, during heavy rain and strong winds, killing one person and injuring eight others.
  • The collapse occurred at the departures area of Terminal 1, damaging four vehicles and prompting the suspension of all flight departures from the terminal.
  • The incident happened around 5 a.m., outside the departure section of T1.
  • The Civil Aviation Minister has announced a compensation of 2 million rupees to the family of the deceased and 300,000 rupees for the injured.
  • IndiGo cancelled 115 flights, and SpiceJet cancelled eight flights.
  • The Delhi Police registered a case under Sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unknown persons.

Following the collapse of a portion of the roof at Terminal 1 (T1) of Delhi Airport due to heavy rains, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) issued a clarification. The company expressed condolences to those affected by the incident and emphasized that it was not involved in the construction or maintenance of the collapsed structure.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by the unfortunate incident at Terminal 1 of Delhi Airport in the early hours of June 28, 2024. We want to clarify that L&T neither constructed nor is responsible for maintaining the collapsed structure,” L&T stated.

L&T further explained that they undertook an expansion project for T1 in 2019 at the request of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). The collapse occurred approximately 110 meters away from the extended portion of T1, which L&T constructed and commissioned in March 2024. The company confirmed that the collapse had no impact on this extended portion.