Over 100 Flights, 70 Trains Affected due to Thick Fog in Delhi

Air and rail services were disrupted on Friday in Delhi as thick fog continues to engulf the city, bringing visibility down to 100 metres, reported IANS.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), visibility is likely to improve during the day, said report.

Report said quoting the weatherman that the thick fog was because of a large amount of moisture in the air.

“Rain received in the national capital last week has left moisture in the air, which is responsible for the fog,” an IMD official was quoted as saying.

Due to the fog, over 100 international and domestic flights and more than 70 trains were affected, said report.

“Runway visibility dropped below 50 metres early Friday and the CAT III landing system was activated to facilitate flight operations,” an airport official was quoted as saying.

Northern Railways has set up a 24-hour helpline for passengers to check the status of trains, said report.

The helpline numbers for the New Delhi Railway Station are 23342954 and 23341074 ; for Old Delhi Railway Station 23967332 and 23962389 and for Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station 24355964 and 24359748.

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