Due to extreme weather conditions in the capital and dense fog and low visibility on Saturday adversely affected the air and rail traffic in the national capital. Six flights were diverted and two were cancelled and over 150 were delayed. Approximately 24 trains were also delayed by two to five hours.
Several passengers were left stranded at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport as the airport experienced low visibility which affected the flight operations. As the dense fog enveloped the city, the airport authorities diverted six flights from Delhi airport to other destinations. Officials said the visibility went down to as low as 50meters forcing CAT III opeartions.
An official at the Delhi airport said that six incoming flights had to be diverted to nearby airports as the crew did not have CAT III compliance.
The airport authorites also enhanced the seating capacity and also deployed marshals to manage traffic during the fog, additional counters have also been setup at immigration, real time flight updates are being made available inside the terminals and airlines have been told to deploy sufficient staff to deal with the passengers.
Similarly according to the railway officials nearly 24 trains were delayed by 2-5 hours due to poor visibility. Some of the prominent trains which were delayed include Bangluru- Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express, Bhubneshwar- New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Chennai- New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express, Howrah- New Delhi Poorva Express and various others.
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