500 flights, 400 trains hit due to Delhi fog

6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI

6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI

The visibility gradually improved as fog was less on Wednesday.

T1-D and T3 and the boarding gates were jam packed with passengers, many sitting on the floor and staircases and waiting for word about their delayed flights.

Delhi woke up to dense fog for the second consecutive day, resulting in operations being stalled at both the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and the railway stations.

The air quality in the national capital has been keeping under "very poor" category as the fog has not been allowing the particulate matter to disperse. 13 trains were rescheduled and 12 cancelled.

According to Railway data, as of December 31 midnight, 400 mail and express trains reached their destination late after getting delayed on account of fog. The severe cold wave swept most places in Haryana and Punjab today, even as a thick blanket of fog affected normal life.

As many as 500 flights, both domestic and worldwide, flying into and out of the IGI Airport have been affected since Sunday, when the city witnessed the worst fog of the season.

Fog continued to wreak havoc for the third day in a row in the Indian capital, severely disrupting air and rail traffic Tuesday.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said.

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