As winter fog continued to engulf the North Indian capital, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Wednesday announced that flights are being diverted or returned to Delhi due to inclement weather in Chandigarh, Varanasi and Lucknow. However, visibility in Delhi is normal and flight operations are smooth, DIAL said.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced the continuation of a dense layer of fog from North West Punjab and Rajasthan to East Uttar Pradesh Haryana.
“INSAT 3D RAPID Satellite Imagery shows continuation of dense fog layer over Punjab and Rajasthan from North West to East Haryana. Circled gray cloud patches are mid to high clouds associated with mid tropospheric level westerlies and westerlies over central parts of Western UP . is under the fog layer,” the IMD tweeted.
At 5.30 am, the visibility (meter) recorded in Amritsar was 25, Bhatinda-0, Ganganagar-25, Ambala-50, Bareilly-25, Bahraich-50, Varanasi-50, the IMD added.
Due to inclement weather, some trains from Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Jammu, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar are reaching Delhi with delays of two to three hours or more.
According to CPRO Northern Railway, Mau-Anand Vihar Express is running late by 2:30; Puri-New Delhi Purushottam for 4 hours; Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi for 4 hours; Malda town- Delhi Jn Farakka at 2:30; Other late trains are Ghazipur-Anand Vihar by 4:30; Howrah-New Delhi at 3:30; Kamakhya Delhi Express for 3 hours; Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express for 4 hours; Rewa-Anand Vihar Express for 5 hours; Sultanpur-Anand Vihar Express by 3:15.
Ayodhya-Delhi Cantt Express for 5 hours; Prayagraj-Meerut City for 3 hours; Banaras-New Delhi Express for 4 hours; Pratapgarh-Delhi Express for 3 hours; Lucknow-New Delhi Mail at 2.30; Muzzafarpur-Anand Vihar Express at 2:30; Varanasi-New Delhi for 2 hours; Katra-New Delhi Express at 1:30.
On Tuesday, due to poor visibility in Noida, there was an accident from Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddha Nagar. One person was killed while at least 24 were injured when the bus collided with a container in Dankaur area.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s convoy also met with an accident due to poor visibility. The incident took place near Agroha in Haryana on Monday night. Due to the fog on the route, Chautala’s car collided with the police vehicle and a policeman was injured, but the deputy chief minister managed to escape unharmed.
(With ANI Tickets)