Thick fog hits air, rail and road traffic
A thick blanket of fog engulfed the city skyline today morning disrupting air and rail traffic even as denizens continued to reel under cold wave conditions. With the visibility on the domestic and international runways falling to 100 to 150 meters, around 30 flights were delayed.delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2010 11:21 IST
A thick blanket of fog engulfed the city skyline for the fourth consecutive morning on Sunday disrupting air and rail traffic even as denizens continued to reel under cold wave conditions.
About 12 domestic outbound flights were delayed by over two to three hours while five others to Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Shimla, Aurangabad and Lucknow were cancelled due to dense fog that started to descend over the airport late last night.
Five international flights coming from Dubai, Singapore and Beijing and same number of departing flights were also delayed by upto three hours.
After being disrupted for about four hours in the morning yesterday, flight operations resumed to normal by the night but fog once again returned late last night reducing the runway visibility to 200 metres, forcing the authorities to implement the low visibility procedures.
Visibility further reduced to around 125 metres, while the general visibility remained below 50 metres, in the morning disrupting the schedules of morning flights, airport official said, adding flights were operating with help of CAT-III B instrument landing system.
The Delhi airport has been experiencing thick fog since Wednesday night, affecting the schedules of around 350 flights, causing inconvenience to air travellers.
9W2228 JET AIRWAYS NEW DELHI TO BHOPAL 07:15/08:00 (DELAYED)
S26143 JETLITE AIRLINES NEW DELHI TO BHUBNESHWAR 07:20 (CANCELLED)
IT4375 KINGFISHER AIRLINES NEW DELHI TO JABALPUR 07:20/09:00 (DELAYED)
IT4349 KINGFISHER AIRLINES NEW DELHI TO SHIMLA 10:25 (CANCELLED)
SG217 SPICEJET AIRLINES NEW DELHI TO PUNE 08:30/10:00 (DELAYED)
IT4633 KINGFISHER AIRLINES NEW DELHI TO SRINAGAR 08:05/11:00 (DELAYED)
ARRIVALS TRAIN DELAYED
2436 NDLS DBRT RJDHN NEW DELHI 03:00
2715 SACHKHAND EXP NANDED 01:30
2387 JAN SADHARAN EXP RAJENDRA NAGAR 05:40
2716 ASR NED EXPRESS AMRITSAR JN 03:05
DEPARTURE TRAIN DELAYED
2555 GORAKDAM EXPRES NEW DELHI 05:30
2565 BIHAR S KRANTI NEW DELHI 06:15
2417 PRAYAG RAJ EXP NEW DELHI 05:00
2451 SHRAM SHKTI EXP NEW DELHI 06:00
2627 KARNATAKA EXP NEW DELHI 02:00
2801 PURUSHOTTAM EXP NEW DELHI 08:00
2301 CAL RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 03:00
2192 JBP NDLS SUP EX NEW DELHI 01:15
2367 VIKRAMSHILA EXP NEW DELHI 05:30
2313 SDAH-NDLS RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 03:00
2951 MUMBAI RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 05:00
2309 RJPB RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 06:00
2421 BBS RAJDHANI EX NEW DELHI 03:00
2715 SACHKHAND EXP NEW DELHI 01:45