Heavy fog halts all flight operations at Delhi airport, pollution breaches hazardous mark

All flights from and to Delhi are on standby due to poor visibility. Operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport have temporarily been suspended.

Heavy fog halts all flight operations at Delhi airport, pollution breaches hazardous mark
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NEW DELHI: The national capital on Sunday woke up to a thick blanket of smog with the pollution levels crossing the hazardous mark in the city and adjoining areas.

As north India continues to reel under cold waves, there were reports of train and flight services disruption in the Capital.

Meanwhile, all flights from and to Delhi are on standby due to poor visibility. Operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport have temporarily been suspended and nearly 10 flights have been diverted from the Capital.

On Friday morning, north-western plains, including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh, were covered under dense fog.

The minimum and maximum temperature today are likely to hover around 7 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the fog condition today is expected to remain dense and continue till tomorrow.

Entire north India seemed to have come under the grip of severe cold weather and harsh weather conditions that have affected the normal life.

Over the last week, a dense fog covered several parts of North India, with the temperature dropping in Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. 

The dense fog has reduced visibility and affected travel by train, road and air.

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