An IndiGo flight for Nepal, which left at 11:30 a.m. was called back and the departures of two others were cancelled, according to authorities here.

The earthquake struck at 11:41 a.m. They also said an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah to Kathmandu was diverted to the Indian capital.

Some airlines said they were awaiting further inputs before resuming operations to Nepal, while others announced immediate cancellations.

An Indigo flight was called back from Kathmandu, and the departure of two flights of Jet Airways and Air India were "Spice Jet flights to KTM (Kathmandu) is on hold until we get more news on impact of earthquake and readiness of Kathmandu airport," a spokesperson for the airline told reporters.

Kathmandu suffered devastation in the quake that measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.

Sources at Indira Gandhi International Airport said modifications will be made in the schedules once a clear picture emerges. "We are assessing the situation," an official said.

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