An IndiGo Airlines Udaipur-Bengaluru flight was removed from the main runway of the Udaipur Airport after smoke was detected in the plane before the take-off on Wednesday. All passengers are reportedly safe.
Earlier in the month, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said 178 passengers stranded at Dibrugarh in Assam have been flown to Kolkata in an IndiGo flight. The stranded passengers have been evacuated in a phased manner, the ministry said in a series of tweets on December 12.
"In a major relief for all those stranded in Dibrugarh, a @Indigo6E flight to Kolkata has departed carrying all the 178 passengers. This would not have been possible without the intervention of the local administration and the airline. Thank you everyone involved," the ministry said.
IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet and Vistara were among the airlines that had cancelled their flights.