Heavy fog in Delhi :70 flights, over 130 trains delayed


The National capital Delhi on Today (Friday) a foggy morning.

The temperature remained at a decent 11.5 degree Celsius at 7 am, havey fog was recorded from almost every area in Delhi.

“Entire city is enveloped with dense fog. Travel safe Delhi. Good Morning,” the Delhi Police tweeted

For those travelling by air, it was a major discomfort as most flights were delayed due to the low visibility.

“Due to poor visibility in #fog at #Delhi, departure delays are expected at Delhi airport. Pls check your flight status,” Jet Airways tweeted today.

Disgruntled passengers tweeted about the hassle they were facing and airlines were seen trying their best to pacify the stranded passengers.

The visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Runways 27, 28, 29 was between 75-100 metres at 7 am, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Around 70 flights were delayed due to the heavy fog. Not only flights, train services have been also affected poorly as over 130 trains were running late and two trains were cancelled due to fog.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the weather forecast for Friday showed partly cloudy skies with moderate to dense fog likely to continue into the forenoon.

The city recorded a maximum temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, five degrees above normal while the minimum was four degrees above normal at 11.5 degrees Celsius