Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights

Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights

Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

While 54 domestic flights were delayed and 17 diverted to other airports, eleven global flights were delayed and 8 were diverted due to the dense fog. Over 270 flights were delayed. No flights could take off from Delhi's IGI for almost four hours between 7.30 am and 11.05 am, according to an airport official.

Visibility levels at the Delhi Airport had gone below 50 metres on Sunday morning too.

Meanwhile, 56 trains also got delayed and 15 were cancelled due to low visibility in NCR.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 22.6 and 7.2 degrees Celsius respectively. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days.

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As per procedure, take-offs can take place only if the runway visibility is above 125 metres.

"Dense fog at @Delhi_Airport today #CATIIIB Glad we could land @airindiain AI142 Before time", tweeted Air India pilot Nivedita Bhasin at 10:41 am.

Thick fog covered most parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region on Day One of 2018.

The Ministry of Railways on November 29 announced a detailed plan for cancellation and frequency reduction of trains traversing through fog affected areas in order to manage the train operations. 64 trains were delayed and 21 cancelled while 24 were rescheduled, according the spokesperson for the Northern Railways.

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