In a sudden breakdown in the Raipur Air Traffic Control, the flights landing or taking off from Raipur airport has been suspended.
It is said that a lighting struck the area after which the anomaly surfaced.
Airport sources said that flights inbound for Raipur are being diverted for now to other nearby airports including Hyderabad and Nagpur.
Even the flight of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh could not take off from Delhi for Raipur.
Many of the senior officials were also accompanying him to the airport but the flight did not take off.
Again, there is also report that Congress senior leader PL Punia on his way from Delhi to Raipur has been
diverted to Nagpur due to this technical snag.
It is expected that he will take a train from Nagpur to reach Raipur by tomorrow.>