Wednesday morning witnessed Delhi-NCR covered in a thick layer of fog, severely impacting visibility and causing delays for over 50 flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The airport issued advisories, stating that flights not CAT III compliant might face disruptions. Passengers were urged to check with airlines for updated flight information.
Train schedules to and from Delhi were also affected, with notable delays reported. The city marked its coldest January in 21 years, experiencing a mean maximum temperature of 17.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest since 2003. Several trains, including New Delhi-Moga Express and Puri-New Delhi Express, faced delays ranging from two to six and a half hours.
The India Meteorological Department reported a minimum temperature of 10°C in Delhi on Wednesday, making it the second-lowest January minimum temperature in the past 13 years.
The persisting foggy conditions are expected to impact transportation services, urging commuters to stay updated on travel advisories.