Dense fog engulfs capital; several flights, trains delayed

The national capital was engulfed by dense fog on Tuesday morning, delaying flights and disrupting rail traffic.

Dense fog engulfs capital; several flights, trains delayed
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New Delhi: The national capital was engulfed by dense fog on Tuesday morning, delaying flights and disrupting rail traffic.

Visibility was reported to have dropped below 50 metres at 8:30 am due to the dense fog.

As per reports, nearly 27 fights were delayed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

Over 90 trains were also affected - 79 trains were running late, 10 were rescheduled and six were cancelled.

In Delhi, minimum temperature was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius this morning. On Sunday, the capital had recorded minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius - the lowest in five years.

From Uttar Pradesh, 16 deaths have been reported due to intense cold and icy winds.

Further up north, Amritsar in Punjab recorded zero degrees Celsius, as per MeT officials.

Similar conditions were reported from other parts of Punjab and Haryana.

In Jammu and Kashmir, mrecury dropped to minus 4.1 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while it was minus 15.6 degrees Celsius in Kargil.

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