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Heavy fog disrupts flights at IGIA

Flight operations came to standstill this morning as heavy fog enveloped the national capital with about 35 flights being delayed and seven cancelled. Flight Schedule

delhi Updated: Jan 01, 2009 11:43 IST

Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi came to standstill this morning as heavy fog enveloped the national capital with about 35 flights being delayed and seven cancelled.

The general visibility at the IGI airport fell below 50 metres and runway visibility range (RVR) dipped to 125 metres, below the required minimum of 150 metres for the planes to take off, sources at the airport said.

Early morning flights to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai Lucknow and Pune were cancelled, they said.

About 350 flights were delayed and around 40 were cancelled due to fog on Monday and Tuesday.