Fog continued to grip the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) with the temperature dipping to 3.7 degrees on Sunday morning. The dense fog also disrupted air and train service across the country.
Five international and 16 domestic flights have been delayed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Around 29 international and domestic flights were delayed at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.
A major disruption was reported from Amritsar airport as well where 13 flights were delayed due to foggy conditions. Visibility in some areas such as Patiala was mere 25 meters.
Rail service was also affected due to the weather conditions. According to official figure, at least 131 trains in several routes were cancelled due to fog. Six trains were running late and 11 were been partially cancelled.
According to reports, several passengers were stranded for hours. Frustrated commuters also took to social media platforms to complain.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), shallow to moderate fog is likely to prevail in isolated places in morning hours over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha during the next 3-4 days.
Minimum temperatures might drop to 2-3°C over parts of northwest, west, central and east India during the next 2-3 days. However, there might not be any significant change in the minimum temperatures in the rest of the country for the next 3-4 days.