Fog disrupts over 100 flights

Dense fog continued to wreak havoc on airline operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for the third consecutive day and led to delay of over 100 flights, diversion of seven and cancellation of 10 others.

Schedules of over 100 flights were badly affected after dense fog enveloped the airport. The flights were delayed from half an hour to five hours and some of them had to be cancelled, causing inconvenience to the passengers, airport officials said.

Fog started to descend at the airport around 10 pm on Monday, but the runway visibility was fine and flight operations were normal.

But the situation started to deteriorate around 11.21 pm when visibility dropped to 50 metres on the third runway. However, the visibility was around 800 metres on the main runway and, therefore, flight operations went on unhindered on it. The fog became more dense around 12.30 am, when the visibility on the main runway also dropped to 50 metres.

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