Fog delays flights, trains in Delhi

New Delhi: Trains and flights were hit for the second day in a row as a thick fog cover descended on the national capital region on Tuesday with visibility dropping to 300 metres.
At least 24 flights were delayed and over six cancelled. While 21 trains were cancelled and 64 delayed besides 24 rescheduled due to heavy fog in several parts of northern India.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.
Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here were severely affected due to low visibility.
Flights were stopped from taking off between 11 pm and 12 am as visibility was nil.
Landing of almost all flights were delayed, an airport official said. The visibility later improved to 100 metres at 3 am and to 200 metres at 6 am. At 8.30 am, humidity was 97 per cent and visibility improved to 300 metres.