Fog affects 40+ trains, 25 flights
Met officials called the dip in visibility a larger phenomenon, which has not been experienced in the month of November earlier. It affected the entire Northwest Indian plains.
“In Delhi, the Safdarjung Airport recorded very dense CAT-III fog from 7 am to 9 am, when visibility dropped to below 50 metres. At IGI Airport, there was CAT-II fog during this period,” said R K Jenamani, director in charge of IGI Met department.
Jenamani said the Met department is reviewing the conditions. November usually witnesses localised fog, followed by rainfall. “It would be a matter of concern if the fog conditions stay for next two days,” he said.
The IGI Airport could expect CAT-III fog on Monday between 7 am and 9 am, he said.
Meanwhile, East-bound Rajdhani trains — headed towards Patna, Sealdah and Bhubaneswar — which are scheduled to depart early evening had to be rescheduled to late night on Sunday.
Several Delhi-bound trains — Lal Quila Express, Puroshottam Express, Magadh Express, Garib Rath from Bhagalpur — ran over 10 hours behind schedule.
Officials said the division is preparing for the peak fog season, expected to set in by the end of December.
Northern Railway spokesperson S K Sharma told Newsline, “The peak fog season is usually from
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