New Delhi: The capital Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and other northern states and northeastern states are experiencing extreme cold. Visibility at Delhi Bridge and Safdarjung airports is less than 500 meters due to cold and heavy fog. 30 flights delayed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport 17 flights were completely cancelled. Passengers have to wait for hours at the airports due to delays in the departure and landing of flights. Rail transport has also been affected.
In a statement issued by the Indian Meteorological Department this morning (Jan. 16), “Thick fog is prevailing from Punjab to North-Eastern states. Heavy fog is prevailing in Delhi, Haryana, North Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal. There is widespread fog in the eastern parts. Cold air and dense fog will continue for the next 48 hours. As a result, orange alert has been issued for Delhi on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dense fog will continue in the morning. The Meteorological Department also said that the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 5 degrees Celsius this morning.
Visibility at Delhi Bridge and Safdarjung airports is less than 500 meters due to heavy fog. 30 flights were delayed at Indira Gandhi International Airport. 17 flights were completely cancelled.
5 flights from Delhi alone were diverted due to fog yesterday (Monday) as well. 100 flights were delayed. 30 trains from New Delhi railway station were halted here and there. Due to the disruption of train traffic, the people are under severe stress.