Dense Fog Paralyzes Delhi’s Transportation
Dense Fog Paralyses Delhi's Transportation (Photo/ Bharat Express)

Agency: In a weather-induced chaos, dense fog blanketed Delhi, causing major disruptions in both air and rail travel. Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport witnessed delays in 30 flights, with 17 cancellations attributed to the adverse weather conditions, including a chilling minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius.

Passengers, stranded at the airport due to low visibility, received advisories urging them to contact their respective airlines for real-time flight information. The Indian Meteorological Department reported a visibility of 500 meters at Palam and Safdarjung airports, classifying the fog as ‘dense’ when visibility dropped to a mere 50 meters.

Meanwhile, 30 trains faced delays due to the challenging visibility conditions. The region, including Nirankari colony, was shrouded in a thick blanket of fog. The freezing temperatures prompted residents to seek refuge in government-run ‘Rain Baseras,’ offering essential amenities such as blankets, beds, hot water, and food to the homeless during the cold season.

This weather disruption follows reports of ‘zero’ visibility in various areas earlier this winter season, including Sri Ganganagar inka Rajasthan, Patiala, Ambala, Chandigarh, Palam, Safdarjung (New Delhi), Bareilly, Lucknow, Bahraich, Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Tezpur, as recorded by the weather department. The city remains on high alert as authorities work to manage the fallout from this unexpected weather phenomenon.
(Courtesy: News X)