The computer server at Terminal 2 of Mumbai airport was down for nearly an hour today, leading to long queues as check-ins were done in the manual mode, potentially upsetting the schedule for some flights. It was caused after a network cable was cut due to "ongoing work elsewhere in the city", said the firm that operates the Mumbai airport, India's second busiest after the one in Delhi.
One of two terminals of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, T2 mostly deals with international flights but is also used for domestic routes.
News agency ANI reported at 7 pm that normal services have resumed after "operations were disturbed for about 40 minutes".
Earlier, a number of Twitter users shared photos of long queues.
Air India had replied to one of them, saying. "Our team is working diligently to minimize the inconvenience."
One of the Twitter users said the system crashed just after she placed her bag on the check-in counter.
The operating firm, Mumbai International Airport Limited, issued a statement requesting passengers to "allocate additional time" for check-in and to "connect with their respective airlines" due to the "temporary network interruption".