Dense fog blankets Delhi

Ebony Scott
January 2, 2018

Dense fog engulfed the Delhi airport in the morning hours, resulting in dropping of visibility below 50 m. Most of the northwestern plains are in its grip.

The airline is also allowing passengers to change or cancel their flight bookings without any penalty.

While 54 domestic flights were delayed and 17 diverted to other airports, eleven worldwide flights were delayed and 8 were diverted due to the dense fog.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 22.6 and 7.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

Shah Rukh Khan announces title of dwarf film, unveils teaser
King Khan promises entertainment in #2ZERO18 and trust us you won't be able to take eyes off him in this one minute teaser. The movie in question will be Anushka's fourth film with SRK. " Zero " is slated to hit the screens on December 21, 2018.

Brian Gionta named captain as United States unveils Olympic roster
On perhaps an even more impressive note, Keller is just 12 points shy of cracking BC's top 10 on its all-time scoring list. The U.S. women have not won Olympic gold since the women's game made its debut at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.

Turkey Manufacturing Growth Strongest In 4 Months
The overall upturn was supported by the sharpest increase in output and new orders since December 2012 and October 2016 respectively.

Visibility improved to 2,000 metres later in the day and operations were restored to normal. The three-hour suspension of flight operations meant that it took hours for the backlog to clear. Also the airport has advanced technology for low-visibility landings - CAT IIIB system - under which an aircraft can land in visibility of 25 to 50 metres.

All flights - both domestic and worldwide - were not allowed to take off between 6 am and 11 am.

The low visibility led to the cancellation of one flight and rescheduling of five domestic and seven International flights at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. 15 have been cancelled, the Northern Railways said. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius. An official of the department said that it was the densest fog of this season. SAFAR, which has its own monitoring network, recorded "severe" levels of pollution.

Many tweeted photos of the overcrowded domestic terminal where passengers could be seen sitting on floors and staircases.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER