Delhi Fog: Flights and Trains Disrupted as Unprecedented Visibility Challenges Grip the Capital

Delhi Fog

On Saturday morning, dense fog covered parts of Delhi-NCR, resulting in extremely low visibility, which further has caused major delays in movement of flights and trains to and from the national capital.

A thick blanket of fog blanketed the Delhi-NCR region at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, reducing visibility to near zero on Thursday morning.

As per ANI report, quoting FIDS (Flight Information Display System) data of Delhi airport, around 134 flights (both domestic and international) are being delayed for some time due to the dense fog engulfing the Delhi airport. . Visibility was almost zero.

Indian Railways said 22 trains were also delayed in the national capital due to fog and low visibility. Here is a list of delayed trains.

Delhi Fog

IMD (India Meteorological Department) has predicted dense fog conditions on Thursday and has said that this condition will prevail in most places of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi till the morning of 31 December and in some places after three days. Will remain.

The weather department on Friday issued a “cold-day” warning and said Delhi-NCR will face “dense to very dense fog” over the next two days.

“Winter daytime conditions remain relatively mild across various areas of Delhi on December 30 and 31,” according to the IMD

Minimum temperatures are in the range of 7-11 degrees Celsius over most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and 12-14 degrees Celsius over most parts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, interior Odisha and Jharkhand. Are in category.

The maximum temperature in the national capital settled at 19.8 degrees Celsius on Friday, one degree below this season’s average. The minimum temperature was recorded at 10.7 degrees Celsius, four degrees above this season’s average.

The minister said that several measures are being taken to combat the fog situation in Delhi and North India.

In an interview with PTI news agency, Scindia said that it is an indicative incident and that the density of fog this time is greater than usual.

Fog problem is a problem we face every year for 15-20 days… This time, there is unprecedented fog for the last three or four days. We are coordinating with all airlines to ensure they have CAT II and CAT III trained pilots at times of fog, which can lead to stoppages,” Scindia said. CAT II and III are required to avoid operating flights in low visibility conditions. Is related.”


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