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6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI

12 January 2018, 09:45 | Cesar Cruz

6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI

Indian Railways May Soon Launch Anti-fog Device

Dense fog observed at many places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi; at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

At least 20 flights were delayed, according to ANI. It is extending from central Pakistan across the north Indian plains towards West Bengal.

The effect of the fog caused delays in flights and train services today as well, with six flights being cancelled and over 60 flights being delayed due to fog at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. "Due to dense fog the visibility came down to 50m at Safdarjung at 8.30am, while it was less than 50m at Palam", said an official at India Meteorological Department. Significantly, both private airport operator and airlines had claimed full preparedness to carry out flight operations on their parts ahead of the fog season.

"Chaired a meeting with all aviation stakeholders to review and refine the SOPs for fog-affected days".

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Moreover, twenty domestic and global flights have been delayed, and six have been cancelled.

Sinha also invited suggestions to improve the system performance. The IGI Airport has advanced the CAT III B technology, which helps airplanes land in low visibility.

As cold wave continues to grip Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning, trains and flight schedule has adversely been affected by the low visibility.



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