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Heavy dust storm in Delhi-NCR: Trees uprooted, flights grounded

Heavy dust storm in Delhi-NCR: Trees uprooted, flights grounded”

According to a tweet by ANI, more than 40 flight diversions at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport as bad weather conditions continue in the region.

When the Metro services finally resumed after around two hours, the trains plied at halting speed. The disruption was caused after a tree fell on the tracks of the route between Rajiv Chowk to RK Ashram metro stations. Thousands of commuters were stuck on the winding and busy Blue Line, which links Dwarka in west Delhi to Noida and Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh, for more than 45 minutes. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has earlier predicted that there is a possibility of thunderstorm accompanied with a squall and gusty wind will hit states across the country on Sunday. TheMet office has also warned that thunderstorm and dust storm with wind speeds of up to 70 km per hour were "very likely" on Monday in 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan might see dust over the next two days, the said on Saturday.

According to a PTI report, the government said that all evening schools (a second shift which starts from the afternoon) will be shut on Tuesday.

People caught in a storm and rains, in New Delhi on Sunday. He adds that despite dust storm in Dehradoon and its adjoining areas Chardham yatra is continuing.

A total of 31 domestic flights and six global flights were delayed after the storm hit Delhi early evening.

In a sudden change of weather, the sky turned cloudy around 4:30 pm and gusty winds swept the city.

While the maximum temperature in Chandrapur shot up to 47.3 degree Celsius on Friday, mercury may hit 43 degree Celsius with heat waves spread across the National Capital region in mid of May.

However, be it the upcoming Monsoon or high-velocity duststorms, it will give no relief to people in Vidarbha, parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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