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Fog Disrupts Flight Schedule At IGI; Govt Says Monitoring

Fog Disrupts Flight Schedule At IGI; Govt Says Monitoring

"Due to dense fog the visibility came down to 50m at Safdarjung at 8.30am, while it was less than 50m at Palam", said an official at India Meteorological Department.

Hundreds of passengers at several railway stations in north India have been left stranded after multiple trains have been cancelled, delayed, and rescheduled due to dense fog.

Fog continued to wreak havoc for the third day in a row in the Indian capital, severely disrupting air and rail traffic Tuesday. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days.

For a take-off a flight requires a minimum RVR of 125 metres and landings can take place during a minimum RVR of 50 metres, an Indira Gandhi International Airport official said.

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According to an airport official, flights were stopped from taking off between 6 and 10 a.m., while landing of nearly all flights were delayed. The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature was recorded as 7.4°Celsius, normal for this time of the year, while the maximum was 18.4°Celsius, a degree below normal.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 20 degrees Celsius and 6 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Friday", an official said. The sky will remain clear during the day, IMD said.


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