New Delhi, Nov 30: Dense fog enveloped Delhi and National Capital Region on Wednesday morning. The city witnessed its first foggy morning today. The dense fog in the national capital has led to low visibility in many areas. As per reports by ANI, flight operations at Delhi and Lucknow airport have been affected and many flights have been delayed. As per report by Delhi Traffic police, the air quality in capital remains ‘severe’. PM 2.5 & PM 10 levels remained above normal standards in several areas.
Apart from Delhi and NCR, dense fog also enveloped Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh sending chills to people across the city. As per recent report, seven people injured after a bus collided with a truck in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh due to dense fog cover. The injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital.
The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday in a weather warning stated that shallow to moderate fog at isolated places is very likely to cover Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, west Uttar Pardesh, West Bengal and Sikkim. The fog is expected to last another six days. As per recent update, season’s first fog shrouds Dholpur city of Rajasthan early this morning.
Reports state movement of traffic has slowed down, especially on the Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Gurgaon expressways due to low visibility. As per Sky Met report, Palam reported thick fog early this morning. The visibility in the region dropped to 400 meters between 6 am to 7 am. R K Puram, Saket, AIIMS, Dhaula Kuan, East of Kailash, Noida and Faridabad too reported similar visibility conditions. Dense fog delayed the arrival of several trains at Charbagh station, Lucknow on Tuesday morning.As per reports, around 14 trains arrived late.
Earlier this month, Delhi faced the worst smog in 17 years. Four days after Diwali, Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category as suspended particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) mixed with moisture leading to the formation of a thick cover of smog in the absence of local wind movement. The disastrous situation brought normal life to a standstill which forced the Delhi Government to shut all schools for a couple of days.