Dense fog, low visibility hit Delhi again, air pollution remains 'poor'

As fog continued to cover the capital city on Sunday morning, trains services have taken a hit in Delhi and NCR with 73 trains being affected.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jan 07, 2018, 10:03 AM IST
Dense fog, low visibility hit Delhi again, air pollution remains 'poor'

NEW Delhi: As fog continued to cover the capital city on Sunday morning, trains services have taken a hit in Delhi and NCR with 73 trains being affected.

At least 28 trains have been cancelled, 36 trains are running late and nine have been rescheduled owing to the poor visibility due to the dense fog in the national capital.

Meanwhile, air pollution levels in Delhi have also raised concerns in the city as prominent pollutant PM 2.5 remained in ' very poor' category in the Lodhi Road area.

Yesterday, the national capital experienced its first coldest day of this season with minimum temperature at 4.2 degree Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

The visibility at 8.30 a.m. was 400 metres.

The Meteorological department has forecast moderate fog in Delhi with visibility likely to remain low. Delhi has been battling air pollution for the past many days further lowering the visibility levels. 

Meanwhile, at least four powerlifting players died while two were injured after their car hit a road divider and crashed into a pole due to poor visibility in the wee hours today on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway at Sindhu border in Delhi. 

Two other players who were in the car, including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow last year, were injured.

The force of the impact was so high that the car rolled over several times before hitting the pole, a report said. As per police, the speed of the car was very high. 

All the other athletes were residents of Timarpur in north Delhi.