Departures At Delhi Airport On Hold, Flights Diverted Due To Fog

Departures At Delhi Airport On Hold, Flights Diverted Due To Fog

NEW DELHI: Departures at the Delhi airport were put on hold this morning due to bad weather. Flights have not taken off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport since 7:30 am due to heavy fog and three flights have been diverted, news agency ANI reported.

Flight carrier Jet Airways also tweeted about a weather update, saying, "Due to adverse weather conditions (fog) at #Delhi airport, our flights to and from Delhi have been affected."
Dense fog conditions have also affected over 12 trains due to low visibility conditions. The trains that have been delayed are Purushottam Express, Brahmaputra Express, Farakka Express and Poorva Express, informed Public Relations Officer of Northern Railways.

Shallow to moderate fog would continue to linger in the national capital today and tomorrow with minimum temperature remaining in the range of four to five degree Celsius, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Light rain or drizzle are expected on January 5 and 6 with cloudy skies, it added.

"Dense to very dense fog observed at isolated places over Punjab and north Rajasthan; dense fog at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar," the weather forecaster said in its bulletin.