Air traffic and traffic are being disrupted in Delhi due to dense fog. Dense fog has reduced visibility, affecting transport services. Hundreds of thousands of passengers have suffered due to the cancellation of trains and flights.
More than 110 flights at Delhi airport were delayed or canceled due to fog on Wednesday morning local time. Passengers are advised to contact respective airlines for latest flight information. Apart from this, the schedule of at least 25 trains has been changed.
According to various Indian media NDTV, the visibility dropped to only 50 meters in the morning. The country’s meteorological office has issued an emergency warning of dense fog in Delhi as the cold front continues. Visibility at Indira Gandhi International Airport at Palam is very low. In places where fog is not usually heavy, there was thick fog.
The Indian Meteorological Department termed Wednesday as the foggiest day of the current winter season. It has been reported that the minimum temperature in Delhi today will be 7 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature may rise up to 24 degrees Celsius.
But not only Delhi, there is dense fog in various parts of North India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. Visibility was only 25 meters in Patiala, Laksh, Prayagraj. Amritsar was completely empty. There was nothing to be seen.
Several accidents have been reported across Uttar Pradesh as the roads are shrouded in thick fog. Casualties have been reported in vehicle collisions on the Agra-Lakshou Expressway. Drivers are advised to slow down in such situations.