Due to the maximum dense fog this season, the visibility of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has come down to 50 meters due to which more than 350 flying services affected operations on new year eve and today too. According to an airport official, more than 270 flights were delayed and around 50 flights were diverted to other airports. About 35 flights were cancelled. No plane could fly from 7:30 to 11: 30 in the morning yesterday. Pilot flying aircrafts from or to Indira Gandhi International Airport requires 125 meters visibility. At the same time, in the low visibility on the Delhi airport, modern technology is available for the landing of aircraft. Sources said that nearly 50 planes were sent to nearby airports as many pilots were not trained in this technology.
Director of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) RK Janamani, for the Delhi region and the IGI airport, said that visibility was 50-75 meters at the runway at 5:30 in the morning. This year’s worst condition of fog has been experienced. An official of the department said that it was the densest fog of this season. However, visibility improved during the day, it went up to 2000 meters and the operation became normal, but due to the trouble in the morning, delayed planes were delayed and waiting for six hours.
At the same time, 56 trains have been delayed due to fog, changes in time of 20 trains and 15 trains have been cancelled. According to the Meteorological Department, cold and fog may increase in the next few days. In addition to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh also witnessed a dense fog in Varanasi.
On the other hand, 15 people were killed and more than 40 were injured in road accidents due to cold and fog in UP. Due to dense fog in the morning on the Lucknow-Agra expressway, three buses and two cars collided. Two dozen people were injured in that accident. However, 11 people died due to cold in Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Varanasi and Ballia.