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Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi have been resumed after being temporarily suspended early Thursday morning due to dense fog. The fog had brought visibility to below 50 metres.
“The low visibility procedure was implemented at 3 am. ATC is clearing arrivals and departures as per the fog situation,” the official said. He said four aircraft arriving at Delhi airport from different destination were diverted to other airports as they could not land in Delhi.
Airlines tweeted saying their flight schedules may be affected.
Due to the sudden drop in visibility because of fog in Delhi, our flights may be impacted leading to consequential delays.
— Vistara (@airvistara) December 1, 2016
— Jet Airways (@jetairways) December 1, 2016
Few of our flights have been affected due to bad weather at Delhi. You can Tweet or message us on FB, chat http://t.co/i0GJBRK0n9 or >>
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) December 1, 2016
Flight operations were affected at the Delhi and Lucknow airports on Wednesday morning as well. 18 flights and 50 trains were delayed or rescheduled, while 13 flights were diverted from Delhi’s IGI airport.
According to the MET department, temperatures are likely to decrease further in the coming days and fog will intensify as well. Pollution levels are also expected to spike.