Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Delhi fog: Transport services disrupted as 21 flights, 59 trains delayed

Delhi fog: Transport services disrupted as 21 flights, 59 trains delayed

The visibility gradually improved as fog was less on Wednesday.

The waiting hall and the area near the boarding gates at Terminal 1 was packed with people sitting on the floor and staircases waiting for announcements on their delayed flights.

According to officials at IGI Airport MeT Centre, a record fog layer has been spread over the Indo-Gangetic Plains in South Asia.

Over 500 flights were also delayed and more than 20 cancelled as dense fog severely hampered visibility at the Indira Gandhi International airport here.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said. It is yet to be seen what further consequences of the fog are going to be, but for now, it seems to have compromised the travel of many people.

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Some 17 flights to and from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and over 100 trains have been affected due to dense fog that has enveloped the city since the early hours of the day, officials said.

Sinha also invited suggestions to improve the system performance.

The low visibility has led to the cancellation of 21 trains.

Aviation sources said fog on New Year's Eve, which affected close to 300 flights, was unforeseen and airlines could not deploy pilots trained to operate flights in low visibility.

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