Delhi and its adjoining areas woke up to a thick blanket of fog on Wednesday morning, severely reducing visibility to near-zero levels in several parts of the national capital. The dense fog created disruptions in transportation, leading to the delay of more than 50 flights and 23 trains.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport experienced zero visibility from 1:30 am, impacting flight operations significantly, as reported by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Airport sources revealed that over 50 flights faced delays due to the dense fog in Delhi, with some flights being diverted to alternative destinations such as Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai.
The foggy conditions have not only affected air travel but have also disrupted rail and road movements. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that Delhi is likely to witness light rainfall over the next two days, attributed to a western disturbance in the Himalayan region.
Commuters and travelers are advised to exercise caution and stay updated on travel advisories as the dense fog continues to pose challenges for various modes of transportation in and around Delhi.