Major fire at IGI cargo terminal, offices gutted


    New Delhi, (IANS) A major fire broke out at one of the cargo terminals of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport early Thursday, gutting the offices of several airlines. However, no casualties were reported, officials said.

    The blaze broke around 1 a.m. Thursday and the fire department got a call at 1.15 a.m.

    Some 28 fire tenders were pressed into service and fire was doused at around 4.30 a.m., a fire official said.

    According to a spokesperson from Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the fire gutted the offices of some airlines.

    “The fire was in a non-operational area where there were only airlines offices,” the spokesperson said.

    Huge losses are expected. However, “not a single box of cargo was damaged”, he added.

    According to authorities, the cargo terminal is handled by a private firm Celebi, who has been asked for a detailed report.

    “The terminal had been outsourced to Celebi, we are waiting for a detailed report from the operators,” the spokesperson said.