Fog disrupts over 100 flights at Delhi airport
Over 100 flights were affected due to dense fog at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Thursday morning.delhi Updated: Feb 21, 2013 23:12 IST
Over 100 flights were affected due to dense fog at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Thursday morning.
The Met department has predicted more fog in the coming week and similar weather conditions are expected in March.
On Thursday, dense fog disrupted flight movements from 2am at the Delhi airport. International flights were the worst hit. "The visibility was low from 4 am to 6am. While five flights were diverted and two were cancelled, nearly 100 were delayed. Four flights were diverted to Jaipur while one was diverted to Lucknow," an airport official said.
From 4 am to 6 am, the visibility kept on fluctuating and remained below 175 metres for most of the time on both the runways. "We are expecting a western disturbance on February 25 which will bring fog. Another spell of fog is expected in the first week of March," RK Jenamani, director of IGIA Met department said.
The fog lifted after 8:30 am but many domestic flights got delayed due to the backlog. According to Met department officials, flight operations are unlikely to be disrupted due to fog in the next few days.