New Delhi, Jan 7: The National Capital yet again woke up to a blinding fog on Sunday resulting in disruption of trains and flight services. Around 36 trains have been delayed, 9 rescheduled and 28 were cancelled due to the low visibility in the National Capital Region (NCR) today. The intense fog has also disrupted the flight operations, leaving scores of passengers stranded at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Also Read - Mohit Chadda starrer Flight Exceeds Expectations, Critics Hail Unique Plot And Thrilling Moments
The mercury dipped to 5 degree Celsius. The MeT office said that there will be similar weather conditions over the next two to three days and the cold condition will intensify. Earlier on Saturday, the capital experienced its first coldest day of this season as the minimum temperature dropped to 4.2 degree Celsius, three notches below the average. (Also Read: Four Powerlifting Players Killed in Road Accident Due to Fog at Sindhu border)
The Railways had to cancel 18 trains while 49 were delayed and 13 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India. Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here were also stalled due to the low visibility.
“Due to poor visibility in fog at Delhi, Patna, Varanasi, Chandigarh and Lucknow some of our flights are affected,” Jet Airways tweeted. SpiceJet in a tweet had said, “Due to bad weather at Delhi, all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. All passengers are requested to cross-check their flight status before leaving for the airport.”