New Delhi, Jan 1: On Thursday, Jan 1 New Year morning flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International airport came to standstill as heavy fog enveloped the national Capital. More than 35 flights were delayed and seven cancelled. Airport authorities said that the general visibility at the IGI airport fell below 50 metres and runway visibility range (RVR) dipped to 125 metres, below the required minimum of 150 metres for the planes to take off.
Early morning flights to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai Lucknow and Pune were cancelled, they said. on Monday and Tuesday about 350 flights were delayed and around 40 were cancelled due to dense fog.