Heavy fog delays at least 40 flights in Delhi

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Heavy fog delays at least 40 flights in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 17: Thanks to heavy fog, at least 40 flights were delayed for more than one hour in Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Monday.

The delay affected flight schedules across the country, especially those to/from Mumbai.

A Times of India report says that 28 arrivals to Mumbai and 22 departures were delayed by over an hour. A total of five departures and four arrivals to/from Delhi were cancelled.

Sources say that the fog became denser around 5 am and the visibility went below 50 metres. The minimum required for landing under poor visibility conditions using the CAT-III B instrument landing system (ILS) is 50 metres.

Delhi has been witnessing extreme weather for last few days. This was the first fog-induced delay of the season. However, this occurs every year since Delhi experiences harsh winter, say officials.

(Read:Heavy fog hits rail, flight services; road accident kills 4 in Delhi)

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(With agency inputs)

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