Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled

Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled

The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Dense fog at the national capital caused fall of the visibility level below 50 meters - less than the minimum needed for flight operations - resulting in the delay in departure or diversion of domestic and global flights coming for Delhi. Among the 300 hundred delayed, 265 were domestic flights and the rest global. This year's worst condition of fog has been experienced.

All domestic and worldwide flights from the Delhi airport were put on hold at about 6 this morning and they started taking off only a little before 11. The poor visibility also affected the train and flight services with over 56 trains delayed, 20 rescheduled and 15 cancelled.

Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.

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

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 22 degrees Celsius, he said. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days. The visibility came down below 50 metres at the airport.

"Dense fog at @Delhi_Airport today #CATIIIB Glad we could land @airindiain AI142 Before time", tweeted Air India pilot Nivedita Bhasin at 10:41 am.

Similarly, the South Central Railway in a press release announced that Telangana Express (Train 12723), which is scheduled to depart at 6.25 am on Tuesday, will depart at 1.55 pm on the same day due to late running of pairing train.

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