January 22, 2018

Fog hits train, flight services for 2nd day

12 January 2018, 09:49 | Melvin Schneider

6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI

Dense fog prevails in NCR

Similarly, 62 trains have been delayed, 20 rescheduled and 18 cancelled to and from the two main railway stations - New Delhi railway station and Old Delhi railway station, a senior Indian Railways official said.

Low visibility due to the fog has disrupted flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International airport.

Thursday turned out to be Delhi's coldest day of the season, with the minimum temperature hovering around 5 degrees Celsius. Train and flight services in the national Capital continued to suffer for the third straight day.

As many as 500 flights, both domestic and global, flying into and out of the IGI Airport have been affected since Sunday, when the city witnessed the worst fog of the season.

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At least 26 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. Yesterday 40 domestic and 26 worldwide flights were delayed.

The weather department has predicted that the air quality in the national Capital will improve from Wednesday, however, they said it will continue to remain "very poor".

Delhi airport has advanced technology for low-visibility landings, called CAT IIIB.

Misty conditions on Wednesday evening also brought traffic to a crawl in Gurgaon. Even train services had been hit by fog.

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