Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Medical | By Alyssa Little

Thick fog greets Delhi on New Year; flights, trains delayed

Thick fog greets Delhi on New Year; flights, trains delayed

Dense fog at the national capital caused fall of the visibility level below 50 meters - less than the minimum needed for flight operations - resulting in the delay in departure or diversion of domestic and worldwide flights coming for Delhi. This happened due to a rapid build up of particulate matter owing to foggy conditions, even as Delhiites stepped out in large numbers to mark the first day of the New Year.

Almost all flights arriving into and departing from Delhi were affected. "This is so far the worst fog we have experienced this year".

As many as 20 flights were delayed and six were cancelled, while 64 trains were delayed, 24 were rescheduled and 21 cancelled, ANI reported.

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Monday's maximum temperature settled at 20.1 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

As per procedure, take-offs can take place only if the runway visibility is above 125 metres. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius.

In neighbouring Rajasthan, at least four people were killed and four injured when their auto fell into a pond due to low visibility caused by fog in Bharatpur's Dig. The visibility later improved to 100 metres at 3 a.m. and to 200 metres at 6 a.m.

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The fog also affected train operations with more than 50 trains running behind schedule at the New Delhi railway station.

Dense fog also enveloped parts of Uttar Pradesh as visibility remained low in Varanasi and train operations there were affected as well.

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