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Sep 16, 2011 at 09:21am IST

New Delhi: Record rain floods IGI's T-3

New Delhi: Rain brought some relief to the capital on Thursday but it also brought the traffic to a standstill. Not just that it also led to complete chaos at the Indira Gandhi International airport (IGI).

The world class airport terminal at IGI airport was not so world class anymore after the rains. Pictures shot on a cell phone obtained by CNN-IBN show a pitiful sight at the arrival area at Terminal 3 - after a sudden cloudburst.

The Met department said that this was the highest recorded rainfall in a single hour since 1959.

The airport operators were quick to move to damage control mode.

DIAL defends T3 waterlogging:

Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL) said that the drains adjoining the arrival forecourt at T3 were filled to capacity and overflowed. That was the main reason why excess water spilled into the arrival area.

They added that the passengers and baggage had to be diverted to the international area as a precautionary measure.

DIAL said there were no delays or cancellations due to the cloudburst.

However, it wasn't just the airport, roads in south and central Delhi were flooded causing traffic jams.