Dense fog enveloped the national capital and its adjoining areas due to which air, rail and road traffic were affected for the third consecutive day. Flights operations were disrupted as visibility on all the three runways of the IGI Airport dipped to below 50 metres in the morning.
According to the airport officials, around 40 domestic and international flights, arriving and departing from Delhi, were delayed, causing inconvenience to passengers. Around eight flights were cancelled or not operating out of Delhi to some destinations either due to operational reasons or poor weather conditions.
Dense fog also affected the train movement as 50 Delhi-bound trains including Rajdhani Express were running four to seven hours behind schedule because of poor visibility. Delhi Division has made special arrangements to help passengers affected due to the late running of trains.
In Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, dense fog has disrupted normal life. Early this evening, dens fog engulfed the region, affecting road, rail and air traffic.
According to a Railway spokesman, around 12 up and down trains are running two to nine hours late.
According to Met department, the fog will continue to disrupt normal life in the days to come.
The Veterinary experts say, this is a hard time for farmers in Punjab and Haryana as they have to save their livestock from cold wave and fog.