Due to bad weather, flight operations at the New Delhi airport have also been affected with 5 flights diverted and over 30 departures delayed as visibility has dropped below 150 metres.
At least 22 trains are running late by several hours due to dense fog enveloping different parts of northern India, news agency ANI has reported.
Five flights have been diverted from Delhi Airport due to bad weather as pilots are not trained to land under CAT III (low visibility) conditions, a Delhi Airport official was quoted as saying by ANI.
Due to fog and poor visibility in Delhi, 5 flights to Delhi airport diverted today; Visuals from near Indira Gandhi International airport pic.twitter.com/URzGNrwmE0— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2020Advertisement
When the runway visual range (RVR) is minimum 200 metres, then only that pilot, who is trained in instrument landing system Category 3A (CATIIIA), can land the aircraft.
If the RVR is minimum 50 metres, then a pilot who is trained in using CATIIIB landing system can land the aircraft at the airport.
Multiple airlines, including Vistara and Indigo, have tweeted that operations will be affected due to dense fog in Delhi. An alert from Vistara airlines said arrivals and departures from Delhi are likely to get impacted on Wednesday due to dense fog. An alert from Indigo Airlines said, Due to low visibility in Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow and Patna, our operations are impacted.
According to the weatherman, the minimum temperature is likely to drop to 6 degrees Celsius in the next two days.
(Source: India Today)
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