No disruption from fog at Delhi airport
Dense fog returned to Delhi airport on Tuesday but didn't cause any major disruptions. HT reports.Updated: Jan 04, 2011 23:56 IST
Dense fog returned to Delhi airport on Tuesday but didn't cause any major disruptions. Low visibility procedures were implemented at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 3.43am on Tuesday and continued till 8.45am at main runway 28 and 10.15am at new runway 11.
However, thick fog remained at the airport only for an hour, between 7am and 8am. Passengers are not expected to face much trouble in the next couple of days either.
"We are not expecting any dense fog in the next few days due to the presence of very strong winds," said RK Jenamani, director-in-charge, IGIA met unit. "Though there is 90% humidity and temperature is also low, strong and cold northerly wind will not let dense fog to form. Visibility will remain very good,” Jenamani added.
Flight operations were not hampered because even when runway 11 couldn't be used due to very dense fog, the runway 28 was open. A total of 127 arrivals and departures operated during the low visibility period, using the Instrument Landing System.
First Published: Jan 04, 2011 23:54 IST