Thick blanket of fog in Delhi, flights delayed

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New Delhi, Dec 1: Delhiites are experiencing a foggy Thursday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

Moderate to dense fog was reported from several parts of the national capital region (NCR) in Haryana comprising districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar, Hisar, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal and Rohtak.

According to an official of India Meteorological Department visibility in Delhi in early hours was less than 50 metres.

Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport were affected due to dense fog in the capital. Four domestic flights were diverted to other aerodromes amid low runway.

“The low visibility procedure was implemented at 3 am. ATC is clearing arrivals and departures as per the fog
situation,” the official said.

He stated that four aircraft arriving at Delhi airport from different destination were diverted to other airports as they could not land in New Delhi.

In Punjab and Haryana also, Road and rail services were affected with traffic moving slowly over low visiblity.

Hisar and its nearby areas in Haryana were covered with a thick blanket of fog on Thursday morning with visibility reduced to 50 to 100 metres.

Traffic movement on the busy National Highway (NH-1), which runs through Punjab and Haryana, connecting Amritsar with Delhi, was also affected.

Dense fog was reported from several areas of the NH-1 between Ambala and Kundli border of Haryana and Delhi.

The minimum temperature at most places in Haryana and Punjab hovered around 8-10 degrees Celsius.

Met officials here informed that foggy weather would prevail over the next few days.

 Wefornews Bureau

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