Delhi shivers: 40 domestic flights delayed, trains hit
New Delhi, January 10: Dense fog, low clouds and low visibility persists over several parts of North India due to which travellers all across the nation face delays, cancellation in aviation, and road transport and train operations all across the nation.
As many as 40 flights have been delayed which were scheduled to depart from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).
Apart from 40 delayed flights, 18 more flights scheduled to touch down at the Delhi airport were also delayed.
In the meanwhile, cold wave prevails all over the Northern belt. As per the IMD, temperature recorded in few areas are as follows:
Safdarjung in Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 6.4°C,
Palam recorded a minimum temperature of 7.5°C.
As was forecast, dense to very dense fog was observed over parts of Punjab, Northwest Rajasthan, Jammu division, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Tripura.
Visibility rate in these areas are as follows:
Bhatinda and Agra - 0 each.
Jammu division, Ganganagar, Chandigarh, Ambala, Patiala, Bareilly, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Gorakhpur and Bhagalpur - 25 each.
Hissar, Delhi-Palam, Baharaich, Gaya, Purnea and Kailashahar - 50
Those who are travelling by train might also face delays as 36 trains are running late due to dense fog and low visibility.
The AAP government in the national capital had on Monday imposed a temporary ban on the plying of BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers till January 12.