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Updated December 27th, 2023 at 14:06 IST

110 flights delayed, 4 diverted as fog envelops Delhi; 30 trains cancelled | Deets inside

Flight operations were disrupted at the Delhi airport on Wednesday as approximately 110 flights were delayed due to bad weather.

Reported by: Manisha Roy
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Approximately 110 flights are facing delays due to dense fog in Delhi-NCR | Image:ANI
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New Delhi: As dense fog enveloped Delhi-NCR for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, leading to lower visibility in several areas, operations at the Delhi airport were disrupted. According to Delhi Airport FIDS (Flight Information Display System), approximately 110 flights, including both(domestic and international) arrivals and departures, are facing delays due to dense fog. In view of bad weather, three Delhi-bound flights of SpiceJet and one flight of Air India were diverted to Jaipur. The official said the flights were diverted to between 9am and 12noon. Reduced visibility caused by the thick fog was witnessed in several parts of the city. 

The Delhi airport issued an advisory for passengers. The airport authorities said while landing and takeoffs are continuing at the Delhi airport, flights that are not CAT III compliant may get affected. “Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for the updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” they said in an advisory.

Delhi airport issues advisory

30 trains cancelled due to fog

The foggy conditions in the national capital also disrupted the rail traffic on Wednesday. As many as 30 trains scheduled for arrival at Delhi railway stations were cancelled due to fog. whereas around 25 trains are running late. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted dense fog in the city till Friday. The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 7.8 degree celsius. On Tuesday, 12 flights were diverted from Delhi airport owing to bad weather.

 

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 08:54 IST

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