1. Delhi fog cripples air traffic; Jet Airways, Air India and others delay flights

Delhi fog cripples air traffic; Jet Airways, Air India and others delay flights

Dense fog in the capital continues to disrupt normal functioning of the city for the second day in a row. Several domestic as well as international flights have reportedly been cancelled because of the thick fog that has covered Delhi.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 10:20 AM
seven international flights and 10 domestic flights have been delayed at IGI airport as of now. (ANI) seven international flights and 10 domestic flights have been delayed at IGI airport as of now. (ANI)

Dense fog in the capital continues to disrupt normal functioning of the city for the second day in a row. Several domestic as well as international flights have reportedly been cancelled because of the thick fog that has covered Delhi. The visibility at Indira Gandhi International Airport was reported below 50 meters on Thursday. Palam and Safdarjung areas too reported very low visibility. According to a TV report, seven international flights and 10 domestic flights were delayed at IGI airport. However, the operations have now been resumed. The fog disrupted the railways as well, according to Northern Railways, 50 trains were running late due to the fog. It’s also being reported that the fog became denser at 8 am in the morning. The weather had caused delay in several flights on Wednesday as well. Although the minimum temperature on Wednesday was much lower than it is on Thursday, the visibility today is much low. Along with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, westerm Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan too are covered in dense fog.

Varanasi, Banaras and Lucknow too are severely affected by the fog. With 50 metres visibility, the fog had made operations very difficult at Varanasi and Lucknow airports yesterday so much so that the Varansi airport had to shut operations for around 13 hours. The situation does not seem to get any better as it’s only the second day of fog and it has already claimed a life in Mathura.

In a road accident where 12 vehicles crashed into each other due to the thick fog at the Yamuna expressway, Mathura, one person died and 10 others were injured in the incident. (ANI)

In a road accident where 12 vehicles crashed into each other due to the thick fog at the Yamuna expressway, Mathura, one person died and 10 others were injured in the incident. (ANI)

In a road accident where 12 vehicles crashed into each other due to the thick fog at the Yamuna expressway, Mathura, one person died and 10 others were injured in the incident.The victim has not yet been identified by the authorities.

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