- Domestic flight services have been impacted
- Long queues of passengers currently outside domestic entry gates at the departure terminal
- International flight passengers are being checked in
- 8 Fire tenders worked to bring the flames under control
- Flames now doused after the fire raged for about an hour inside the passenger terminal
- Fire broke out at the security hold of the airport. Preliminary assumption, from an electrical short circuit
- Fire tenders used foams to douse flames. NDRF team also pressed to service
- Passengers and airline staff had to be evacuated from the terminal since thick smoke engulfed the area
- Airline services affected... Several flights remain stranded at parking bay.
A fire broke out near a departure gate of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.
Firefighting arrangements were pressed into service to douse the blaze as panic-stricken passengers were moved to a safe place, they said.
No casualty was reported.
The entire area inside the airport was engulfed with thick black smoke after the fire broke out at portal D near 3C departure gate at around 9.12 pm. The fire was fully extinguished by 9:40 PM.
“Since there was a rush of passengers, airport authorities took no chance and used their firefighters to douse it. At the moment, it is under control and the cooling process is being done,” a police officer said.
Officials said after an initial investigation that short circuit could be the reason for the fire.
In a tweet, the authorities stated, "All passengers have been safely evacuated, and the check-in process has been temporarily suspended due to the presence of smoke in the area. Check-in operations will resume by 10:15 PM."