Today Indian capital Delhi is in total capture of a thick blanket of fog. According to the sources several flights have delayed at the Delhi airport due to the poor visibility all over the area. Not only flights but many trains, near about 27 trains, also running late due to foggy weather, sources said.
Delhi airport authority said that “Due to fog, some of the flights have been put on hold at the departure points. This has led to a delay.” They also reported that still now there has been no news to divert or cancel any flight.
After the Seemanchal Express accident that claimed seven lives and left over 27 injured, six trains were diverted by the railway authority.
India Meteorological Department said that there will be dense to very dense fog at several places and it is supposed to continue over northwest India and Bihar next 24 hours.
Today morning the air quality index was recorded poor. Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 206 and PM 10 at 2016 both were in ‘Poor’ category in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index.
Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), said radiation fog and subtle effect of drizzle causing average foggy conditions. “However, such conditions cannot get prolonged for long and AQI will start to improve faster after 3 days. There is a partial probability of occurrence of active western disturbance,” they added.