Delhi to briefly turn into a no-fly zone

20 Jan 2020 by Sanchita Nambiar
Delhi International Airport

Due to the Republic day parade rehearsals and security requirements, the Delhi airspace is being closed for two hours for specific dates — January 18, January 20-24, and January 26, 2020

Under this, the Delhi airport will turn into a no-fly zone between 1035 hours and 1215 hours.

Indian carriers like Spicejet, Vistara and Indigo have issued travel advisory on flight delays and disruptions for passengers flying on the mentioned dates.

Indigo said, “Due to heightened security owing to Republic Day, passengers may face rush at the airports. We request all passengers to reach the airport at least three hours prior to departure to avoid any hassle.”

Vistara said in a tweet, “Flights to and from Delhi on January 18, 20th – 24th and 26th Jan might be affected due to airspace restrictions for Republic Day rehearsals. Please SMS UK<flight no> to 9289228888 for updated flight status.”

Along with flight operations, the vehicular movement in certain parts of Delhi will also be affected.

Delhi Traffic Police tweeted:

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