Over 100 flights diverted, many cancelled due to low visibility in Delhi

As many as 125 flights were on Monday diverted while 11 others were cancelled due to low visibility in the national capital.

Over 100 flights diverted, many cancelled due to low visibility in Delhi
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NEW DELHI: As many as 125 flights were on Monday diverted while 11 others were cancelled due to low visibility in the national capital.

The city 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 several reports of train and flight services disruption in the Capital.

On Sunday, all flights from and to Delhi were on standby owing to poor visibility. Operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport were temporarily suspended and nearly 10 flights were diverted from the Capital.

On Friday morning, the 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 6 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the fog condition today is expected to remain moderate while it is likely to become dense 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 two weeks, a dense fog covered several parts of North India, with the temperature dropping in Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

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