Delhi-NCR was enveloped in a thick blanket of fog on Thursday, disrupting both flight and train services. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast pegged the minimum temperature at 5 degree Celsius and the maximum at 19 degrees Celsius. The weather agency has predicted ‘very dense fog’ today.
Around 60 trains are running behind schedule, while 18 have been rescheduled and 14 cancelled due to the prevailing conditions, according to a report in news agency ANI. The report added that around 20 flights were delayed at the Delhi airport due to poor visibility.
Airline officials on Wednesday had met Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and sought better fog prediction mechanism to avoid disruption in flight services during the winter. Following the meeting, Sinha tweeted, “Chaired a meeting with all aviation stakeholders to review and refine the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fog-affected days. Many constructive suggestions received: more inputs welcome.”
Chaired a meeting with all aviation stakeholders to review and refine the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fog-affected days. Many constructive suggestions received: more inputs welcome. pic.twitter.com/f6n7oK4qnR
— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) January 3, 2018
Meanwhile. the Republic Day preparations remained unhindered as participants were seen rehearsing for the January 26th parade at Rajpath this mornng.
— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
Cold waves along with poor visibility due to the prevailing conditions disrupted the train services in adjoining Uttar Pradesh. Inspecting the facilities being provided to the homeless, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath last night conducted surprise visit at night shelter near Balrampur hospital.