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Flight, train schedule hit due to fog in Delhi

In addition to the fog, the air quality of Delhi has not really improved much, and is still at the "very poor" mark. "The ongoing fog layer across the Indo-Gangetic plain is in the peak of its formation in terms of area". It started from east UP-Bihar on December 25, covered western parts, including Delhi, from December 31 and then to Punjab and further west by January 2.

The minimum temperature for the day was recorded as 7 degrees Celsius.

Low visibility due to the fog has also upset flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International airport as At least 20 flights were delayed, according to ANI. "Due to dense fog the visibility came down to 50m at Safdarjung at 8.30am, while it was less than 50m at Palam", said an official at India Meteorological Department. The MeT predicted shallow fog towards the end of the day. It, however, forecast that the fog would continue for some more days.

Moreover, twenty domestic and global flights have been delayed, and six have been cancelled. Many constructive suggestions received: "more inputs welcome", Sinha tweeted.

Trains and flights were hit for the second day in a row as a thick blanket of fog enveloped the National Capital Region on Tuesday with visibility dropping considerably. The IGI Airport has advanced the CAT III B technology, which helps airplanes land in low visibility.



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