IndiGo Faces Wrath of Passengers as Delhi-Bound Flight 6E-6097 Stays on Mumbai Runway For 6 Hours
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Mumbai, September 5: Flight operations were hit in Mumbai as the city was battered by heavy downpour on Wednesday. However, passengers in a Delhi-bound IndiGo airlines flight lost their cool after their flight was delayed by over six hours at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport runway. Flight number 6E-6097 was supposed to reach Delhi at 5.30 pm. It's departure time from Mumbai was 3:15 pm. However, the Indigo flight could take off from Mumbai only at 9:55 pm, which irked the passengers who took to Twitter to complain about their ordeal. Mumbai: 30 Flights Cancelled at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, 118 Delayed.

"Passengers are locked in the flight! Why don't u cancel the license of such pathetic airlines?" said a Twitter user. Passengers also complained about the lack of food and water in the plane. Mumbai Rains: 2 BMC Officials Dead While Trying to Drain Out Water in Goregaon, Child Feared Drowned in Nallasopara.

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Another Angry Passenger

People Expressing Their Helplessness

Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) were affected for the second day with cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 getting delayed on Thursday. As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure.

In a brief statement, Mumbai International Airport Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that "operations are normal". "IndiGo has reported cancellations. Please contact the airlines for further information," it added. The IMD has predicted intense showers in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas in next 24 hours and issued a ‘red alert’, asking the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation.