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Delhi airport resumes ops after dust storm halted flights for 35 mins

A thick haze was hanging over the city due to the dust storm, affecting visibility.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2019 20:40 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
A MeT official said thunderstorm and light rains are also expected because of a western disturbance and it is likely to bring down temperature. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu)

Flight operations at the Delhi International Airport were suspended for around 35 minutes as a severe dust storm hit the city Wednesday evening, airport officials said.

“The dust storm hit the Delhi airport at 6.39 pm today. The last flight arrival at the Delhi airport was at 6.36 pm. The last departure at the airport was at 6.38 pm,” the officials said. Till 7.15 pm, total nine flights were diverted from the airport, they added.

“The airport resumed flight operations at 7.15 pm,” they said.

A dust storm hit several parts of the national capital Wednesday evening, following which a thick haze was hanging over the city, affecting visibility.

First Published: Jun 12, 2019 19:37 IST