Dense fog continues to engulf north India, 18 trains delayed

New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) The national capital continues to grapple with biting cold and fog, causing delays in flight and train operations.

According to the Indian Railway, around 18 trains bound for Delhi are running late.

As per the Ministry, the long-distance train Puri-Nizamuddin Purushottam Express is running approximately 6 hours behind schedule.

The five other trains are also experiencing delays ranging from 3 to 5 hours.

According to the India Meteorological Department, very dense fog was witnessed in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, West Rajasthan, and Bihar at 5.30 am today.

According to the Palam Observatory at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi, the visibility was reduced to only 50 meters, which impacts the flight operations. Only the CAT III-B-compliant runaways can enable a plane to take off-landing under such conditions.

Several flight operations were delayed at IGI airport due to low visibility amid the fog. Passengers stranded at the airport awaited the turn of their flights that were running late from the scheduled time.

The weather department also said dense to very dense fog conditions are likely to prevail over north India for the next five days.

Dense to very dense fog conditions are likely to prevail in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh till January 21.

Parts of western Uttar Pradesh are also likely to witness similar weather conditions from January 19–21.

Meanwhile, dense fog prevailed in parts of Delhi and adjoining states as cold wave conditions continued.

Delhiites today woke up to chilly weather as the minimum temperature settled at 6.6 degrees, one notch below normal.

Leave a Reply