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120 flights delayed, 30 trains running late; Delhi fog & cold wave continue to give shiver to travellers

Dense fog covers the Indira Gandhi Worldwide (IGI) Airport on a chilly winter morning in New Delhi. ANI.

Arrival and departure of 120 flights, each home and worldwide, to Delhi airport had been affected as a consequence of dense fog and chilly wave circumstances on Wednesday, based on Delhi Airport FIDS (Flight Info Show System).

As per the Delhi Airport FIDS, a complete of 53 flights, together with 21 home arrivals, 16 home departures, 13 worldwide departures and three worldwide arrivals scheduled are cancelled and never working as a consequence of fog and different operational causes from and to Indira Gandhi Worldwide (IGI) Airport within the nationwide capital on 17 January.

Visuals from the Delhi airport confirmed passengers ready outdoors, checking replace of their scheduled flights. There have been additionally some individuals ready for flight of their households, mates and family members to reach, which received delayed as a consequence of fog.

“I have come from Dubai. My flight was delayed by 2:00 hours…My flight had been rescheduled for today…,” mentioned a passenger Mritunjay Kumar at IGI airport.

Trains to Delhi 24-25 hours late

No less than 30 trains arriving at New Delhi Railway station (NDLS) are working late. Trains coming from lengthy distances are reporting delay of 24-25 hours.

Premium trains like Vande Bharat, Shatabdi and Rajdhani are delayed too as a consequence of fog circumstances in Delhi and nationwide capital area (NCR).

Visuals from the railway station in New Delhi confirmed passengers ready on the platform for his or her trains to reach as a number of trains are getting delayed and some of them being cancelled due to poor visibility as a consequence of fog.

“I have to travel to Kerala. My train- Kerala Express is five hours late from the scheduled time…,” mentioned a passenger at New Delhi Railway station.

Delhi climate forecast

Delhi has witnessed temperatures falling under the 4 diploma mark within the morning for 5 days in a row.

“Because there is no cloud cover in the city at present, the nights are very cold. This is expected to continue for at least one more week. The cold wave conditions, meanwhile, are expected to last till Thursday,” a report by Indian Categorical citied an India Meteorological Division (IMD) official as saying.

In the meantime, chilly wave circumstances and dense fog are anticipated on Wednesday as properly, with the IMD issuing an ‘orange alert’ for fog within the nationwide capital for 17 and 18 January morning.

“We are expecting very dense to dense fog on Wednesday and Thursday morning. The weather is supposed to be clear thereafter, but cold winds are expected for at least two more days. The minimum temperature, however, is expected to remain below the normal mark of 7 to 7.5 degrees Celsius for the whole week,” the report citied the official as saying.

With inputs from businesses



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