Dense fog at Delhi airport delays 19 flights, nine cancelled

New Delhi: At least 19 flights were delayed and nine cancelled due to severe cold and dense fog conditions at the Delhi airport on Wednesday morning.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015, 09:18 AM IST
Dense fog at Delhi airport delays 19 flights, nine cancelled

New Delhi: At least 19 flights were delayed and nine cancelled due to severe cold and dense fog conditions at the Delhi airport on Wednesday morning.

As per reports, dense fog conditions prevailed at Dwarka, Palam, Faridabad and the adjoining areas hitting vehicular movement due to low visibility.

Meanwhile, the intense cold conditions continue to hi normal life across north India. Situation in Punjab was mild with no fog and no delays reported at the Amritsar aiport. Punjab is usually a pocket where fog makes a regular occurrence. At the start of the Winter Season in November, Punjab was the first place to experience fog.

Moving on to the train traffic, major delays have been reported at the train routes from Delhi to Bhubaneswar, Delhi to Bhopal, Delhi to Howrah, Delhi to Jaipur, Delhi to Jammu, Delhi to Lucknow and Delhi to Patna this morning.

Interestingly, Delhi had on Tuesday witnessed a pleasant and cloudy morning.

Met Office had forecast the sky will be clear throughout the day.

The visibility in the morning was 500 metres. An MeT official said 21 trains coming to the city were running late while the departure time of four trains was rescheduled.

The minimum temperature settled two notches above the season's average at 9 degrees Celsius.

"The sky will remain clear through the day. There will be light mist in the evening," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

Delhi saw a sunny Monday with the maximum temperature recorded at 20.7 degrees Celsius, average for the season. The minimum was 7.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.