The dense fog threw operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport out of gear. A large number of flights and trains were delayed. This comes a day after over 350 flights flying out of Delhi were either suspended or delayed. This year's worst condition of fog has been experienced.
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.
Visibility was reduced to less than 50 mts early in the morning, leading to 56 trains being delayed, 20 rescheduled while 15 had to be cancelled.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 21 degrees Celsius.
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At the airport's Terminal 1 or T1, the waiting hall and the area near the boarding gates were packed with people sitting on the floor and staircases waiting for word on their delayed flights.
Departures require a visibility of at least 125 metres, while planes can land in visibility below 50 metres if the pilots are trained in CAT IIIB technology for low-visibility landings that allows qualified aircraft to land in visibility of 25-50 metres. Visibility level fell below the minimum required affecting over 100 flights on Sunday.
In fact, this dense fog envelope would be responsible for a drop in the maximum temperatures over Delhi-NCR.
The New year began on a chilly and foggy note with heavy fog affecting road and rail traffic while the mercury plummeting to 5.7 degrees C. While no departure from the airport took place during this five hour period, the arrivals also were affected due to visibility issues.