Dense fog hits air, rail traffic in city

Dense fog hits air, rail traffic in city

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Dense fog hits air, rail traffic in city

New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) Dense fog reduced visibility to
zero in many parts of the national capital this morning,
severely affecting air and rail traffic in the form of several
diversions and cancellations.
The Palam weather office recorded visibility at zero
metre at 8.30 AM. At Safdarjung observatory, it was marginally
better at 150 metre.
Around 26 flights were delayed or diverted at Delhi
Airport while three were cancelled, according to the IGI
website.
Flight operations at the airport are “intermittent” but
not “suspended”, an airport official said.
Sixty trains, including Sealdah, Howrah, Jammu and
Bhubaneswar Rajdhanis, are running behind schedule by about
two to four hours due to the fog, said a Northern Railway
spokesperson.
“The minimum temperature was 11.9 degrees Celsius, two
notches above the season’s average. The maximum will be around
26 degrees Celsius,” a Met official said.
Humidity was 98 per cent at 8.30 AM.
Yesterday, 18 flights and 50 north-bound trains were
delayed as heavy fog engulfed the city for the first time this
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