At Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, 20 flights were delayed while six were reported cancelled. Passengers traveling throughout the day should expect delays and cancellations due to the first day of the fog this season.
"Delhi woke up to worst fog of the season".
In neighbouring Rajasthan, at least four people were killed and four injured when their auto fell into a pond due to low visibility caused by fog in Bharatpur's Dig. At least 15 trains were cancelled while 56 trains were running late and 20 have been rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India. The national transporter has recently installed 4,920 such devices in the most fog-affected rail zones.On Sunday, the minimum temperature had settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.almost all flights arriving and departing from Delhi were affected. Sources said that almost 50 planes were sent to nearby airports as many pilots were not trained in this technology. Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 6.4.
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The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m. The visibility came down below 50 metres at the airport.
The National Capital Region (NCR) has been witnessing heavy smog condition for the last two months - following Diwali festival - due to pollutants sourced from automobile emissions, road dust, industrial emissions and huge volume of smoke resulted due to crop-residue burning on vast swathes of land in neighboring Punjab and Haryana.
On Monday, 11 flights were cancelled in Delhi due to low visibility and 125 were delayed.