Fog causes diversion of 7 intl flights, delays 25

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Fog in the morning plummeted visibility levels in the city, leading to diversion of seven International flights and delay of 25 flights today, airport sources said.

Foggy conditions plummeted visibility at the airport to 125 Runway Visibility Range (RVU) units at 0410 hrs. As a result, seven international flights were diverted to other destinations, five of them to Mumbai and one each to Lucknow and Jaipur. Twentyfive flights were also delayed.

Till 1000 hrs, ten domestic arrivals were registered while the total number of domestic departures was 11, a spokesperson of the GMR group said.

At the same time, there were 13 International arrivals and 15 International departures.

The situation is now getting normal with the improvement in visibility to 1150 RVU at 1100 hrs.

The capital has witnessed setting in of chilly and foggy conditions with the mercury plummeting to 19.6 degrees Celsius yesterday, making it the coldest December Day in the last three years.

Weathermen say the foggy conditions are likely to remain for the rest of the week.

UNI

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