There’s going to be flight delays at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, starting 16 November. Indira Gandhi International Airport is India’s busiest airport by over-all passenger traffic and also serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi. Therefore, you can imagine the kind of inconvenience flyers will have to face for a week at the airport. Also Read - With 35 Deaths, 1400 Confirmed Cases in India, Delhi's Nizamuddin Emerges as New Epicentre of Coronavirus

The reason for the inconvenience is that one runway out of three in the IGI airport is set to be closed for repairs in the period between November 16-23. That’ll leave us with only two operational runways; it could reduce the capacity of the airport by 50 arrival and 50 departures per day during this period. Initially, the runways were expected to be closed for 13 days, but thankfully they will now wrap up the work in a week. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Govt Marks Over 20,000 Houses as 'Home Quarantine' to Ensure Social Distancing



The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest aerodrome in the country and one of the top 20 busiest airports in the world; there are around 1,300 flight movements every day. IGI Airport handles 63.5 million passengers (as per 2017-18 data) and if we go by statistics, 200 domestic flight departures and arrivals are likely to be affected by the repair work, while an airline has re-scheduled and cancelled some of their flights during this period. Also Read - Coronavirus: Mohalla Clinic Doctor Tests Positive, Second Case in a Week