Another foggy day for Delhiites
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 21:22
  
New Delhi: Dense fog in the capital spelt trouble for the denizens for another day on Wednesday as air and rail services could not catch up with their schedule, resulting in the rescheduling of over 200 flights and 100 trains.

Around 200 domestic and international flights operating from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here were delayed, diverted or cancelled as the fog started descending on the city late last night.

The runway visibility dropped to 50 metres due to which 21 domestic and international flights were diverted while 15 others were cancelled," an airport official said.

Some other flights to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Shimla were also cancelled. Yesterday also, over 200 flights were affected after thick fog enveloped the airport and reduced the visibility to 50 metres.

Road and rail traffic was also affected in the capital. Around 100 train services were affected due to fog, officials said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.8 degree Celsius as against yesterday's 9.4 degrees while the maximum was at 24.5 degrees as against 22.8 degrees.

The Weatherman is predicting similar weather conditions for tomorrow with dense fog in the morning hours and temperature oscillating between 11 and 25 degree Celsius.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 21:22


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