Dense fog engulfs IGI airport; 50 flights delayed
New Delhi: Dense fog on Monday enveloped the IGI
airport disrupting flight operations as around 50 of them
were delayed causing inconvenience to passengers.
A thick blanket of fog descended at the airport at around
midnight and visibility dipped to a low of 50 metres in the
morning between 8 am and 9.30 am on runways 29/11 and 27/09.
The poor visibility made the two runways unusable and
forced the airport authorities to implement low visibility
The runway visibility on the main runway was also less
than 50 metres at Dwarka side.
A total of 289 flights operated during the LVP period
which lasted for about 12 hours on the main runway and for 10
hours on the new runway.
A total of 242 flights operated under CAT I conditions,
10 under CAT II, one under CAT III A conditions and 36 under
CAT III B, an airport official said.
However, the visibility increased later in the day.
But it suddenly dipped at around 5 am and 530 am from
2000 metres to 500 metres due to sudden formation of fog.
"This dense fog spell has been still happening in advance
sector due to approaching Western disturbance.
The sudden fog formed due to change in wind direction
from dry westerly to moist easterly," airport Met director RK
Met has predicted dense fog for tomorrow morning and
flight operations may also remain affected.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sonakshi Sinha apologises to Sarabjit, accused in Tilak Nagar case
- Sheena Bora murder: Mikhail to be brought to Mumbai for questioning
- Sheena Bora murder: Here's how the whole plan unfolded
- Sheena Bora murder spread over various cities
- Sheena Bora murder: Transit remand for Sanjeev Khanna; to be presented in court
- Shocking update in Sheena Bora case: Indrani Mukerjea was sexually molested by her father?
- Indrani's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna confesses to police he was involved in Sheena's murder
- A peek into Indrani Mukerjea's past
- Ravi Shastri reveals truth behind MS Dhoni's sudden Test retirement!
- Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday