Dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, visibility zero

Dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, visibility zero

On Saturday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 7.2 degree Celsius; the maximum temperature was recorded at 22.6 degree Celsius.

Dense fog at the national capital caused fall of the visibility level below 50 meters - less than the minimum needed for flight operations - resulting in the delay in departure or diversion of domestic and worldwide flights coming for Delhi. Over 270 flights were delayed.

On Sunday moring, over 40 flights were diverted to other airports and several were cancelled. "This is so far the worst fog we have experienced this year".

The drop in visibility levels forced authorities at the IGI airport to put in place CAT III B procedures which allows aircraft to land even under 50-metre visibility, an IGI official said. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said.

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.

Neighbors Hang 'Make America Gay Again' Sign at Mike Pence's Colorado Home
A rainbow flag that says, " MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN ", was hung at a home near Vice President Mike Pence's Colorado vacation home. Pence arrived in Aspen on Tuesday according to the report.

Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.

The low visibility led to the cancellation of one flight and rescheduling of five domestic and seven International flights at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

The day's average air quality index (AQI) was at 400, classified as "very poor" by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The National Capital Region (NCR) has been witnessing heavy smog condition for the last two months - following Diwali festival - due to pollutants sourced from automobile emissions, road dust, industrial emissions and huge volume of smoke resulted due to crop-residue burning on vast swathes of land in neighboring Punjab and Haryana.

At railway stations across north India, hundreds of passengers were also left stranded after multiple trains got delayed due to the thick fog today.

Related Articles

  • Eric Garner's Daughter, Erica Garner, Has Died

    Eric Garner's Daughter, Erica Garner, Has Died

    Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. In a tweet on Saturday , de Blasio praised Erica Garner's "unshakable sense of justice and passion for humanity".
    Kim Jong Un says North Korea completed its nuclear force in 2017

    Kim Jong Un says North Korea completed its nuclear force in 2017

    The North often lashes out at the annual military drills between the United States and South Korea , which the allies describe as defensive in nature.
    Liberia's elections board certifies Weah presidential win

    Liberia's elections board certifies Weah presidential win

    The clip was uploaded to Facebook shortly after it was announced the 51-year-old politician had won the election. His election success was noted with pride by former clubs Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.
  • Doctors all set to go on 12-hour strike

    Doctors all set to go on 12-hour strike

    Dr Kumar said a six-month bridge course for AYUSH professionals can not be equated to four years of medical education. IMA has been strongly opposing the bill, saying it will "cripple" the functioning of medical professionals.
    Carlos Carvalhal in focus

    Carlos Carvalhal in focus

    Ayew said the three points have given the team a boost as they head into the new year. We believe we can stay (in the Premier League) but it will be tough, very tough work.

    James Franklin hurting from punch to ribs from Penn State QB

    The first TD opened the scoring when he caught a 48-yard touchdown from quarterback Trace McSorley on the game's opening drive. Penn State ends the season 11-2 while Washington finishes the season 10-3.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates Noon Year's Eve

    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates Noon Year's Eve

    Many screamed, cheered and shook homemade noisemakers as the countdown ended and balloons and glitter fell the the floor. As the kids and families moved around, some stopped to dance to the music or play an impromptu game of tag.
    Raiders Fire Jack Del Rio After Three Seasons

    Raiders Fire Jack Del Rio After Three Seasons

    This was Del Rio's second try as a head coach after spending nine seasons with the Jaguars from 2003-2011. They were the upstarts past year and were hot going into the playoffs until Derek Carr busted his ankle.
    No Friday victor , Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million

    No Friday victor , Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million

    The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won: October 13, when two winning ticket holders split a $42 million prize. The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $343 million after Friday's drawing yielded no jackpot winners.
  • Terrorists storm into CRPF camp, two personnel injured

    Terrorists storm into CRPF camp, two personnel injured

    And all the injured were evacuated to Army's 92 base hospital in Badamibagh, Srinagar for treatment. He claimed a number of security force personnel were killed or injured.
    Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma gets evicted from the show

    Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma gets evicted from the show

    In all the contestants of Big Boss 11 , Hina Khan is often kept in discussions with her make-up, style and especially the clothes. Shilpa defended saying how she herself hadn't got a chance to be captain for long and that she have never gone against Akash.
    Gov. Bryant announces opt. in to FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network

    Gov. Bryant announces opt. in to FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network

    The First Responder Network Authority will make payments to AT&T based on success, ultimately shelling out $6.5 billion.