Dense fog blankets Delhi

Dense fog blankets Delhi

According to an airport official, more than 270 flights were delayed and around 50 flights were diverted to other airports. So far there have been 4 cancellations, including three domestic and one global flight. As of last updating this report, there were no cancellations though as many as 20 flights had been delayed. Due to the flights delays, travel plans and New Year celebrations of many passengers went haywire. This year's worst condition of fog has been experienced. Three hundred flights were delayed and 8 cancelled due to poor visibility.

Visibility improved to 2,000 metres later in the day and operations were restored to normal.

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Delhi airport has advanced technology for low-visibility landings, called CAT IIIB. The national transporter has recently installed 4,920 such devices in the most fog-affected rail zones.On Sunday, the minimum temperature had settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.almost all flights arriving and departing from Delhi were affected.

Monday's maximum temperature settled at 20.1 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The landings can take place with a visibility of 50 metres, however, for take-off, a minimum visibility of 125 metres is required.

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Tuesday began on a very cold note for Delhi-NCR people with a dense fog covering the sky in the entire region. Those travelling from trains have also faced the issues of rescheduling of their trains due to fog in several parts of northern India.

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