Fog disrupts air operations at IGI

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Air operations at the IGIairport here virtually come to a standstill this morning dueto dense fog which disrupted the schedule of over 20 flightsand led to the diversion of two others.

A Jet Airways flight from Abu Dhabi was diverted toMumbai while a Spicejet flight from Mumbai was diverted toJaipur after general visibility dropped to less than 50metres, an airport official said.

Most of flights scheduled to depart early morning weredelayed as the runway visibility dropped to 75 metres, farbelow the required minima of 125 metres.

Fog started to become dense around 3 AM forcing theauthorities to implement low visibility procedures on thirdrunway at 3.32 AM.

Visibility at the main runway also started todeteriorate around 5.30 AM and authorities implemented the lowvisibility procedures at 5.45 AM.

The visibility hovered between 75 to 100 metres due towhich no take offs were possible resulting in delay of over 20flights, the official said.

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