NEW DELHI: Fire has swept through the cargo terminal of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport at early hours today. No cargo has been lost in this incident. The blaze had erupted between 12.45 am and 1 am in the first floor of the cargo terminal, which is near the Air Traffic Control (ATC) building. It has got offices of almost 20-international airlines, consisting of Air India, Air Sri Lanka.
In th initial stages, the maintenance staff had tried to douse the flames with the fire fighting arrangements at the cargo complex but could not control the fire. The fire brigade has been informed at nearly 1.15 am.
Thirty-three fire tenders have been sent to spot which stopped the fire in five hours at almost 6.30 am. The first floor of the cargo building that houses the offices of almost 20 airlines and the HR department of Celebi, which is the ground handling services firm which manages cargo operations at IGI Airport, has been completely gutted.
The cause of fire has not been found yet although short circuit is suspected to be the reason of the blaze.