Thick fog engulfs Delhi airport for 172 hrs
New Delhi, Jan 29: Thick fog blanketed the IGI airport in the national capital again on Friday, Jan 27, this time for nearly 172 hours.
RK Jenamani, Director-in-charge of Airport Met Department said,"Dense fog, this Jan, has broken the record of Jan 2003 and has enveloped the airport for 172 hours.
"In Jan 2003, thick fog had kept the airport under wraps for 168 hours," Jenamani said.
The scheduled of over 1,200 domestic and international flights have been disrupted, while cancellation of 200 others.
According to Met Department, Dec 1998 holds the record of having the longest duration of fog that had engulfed the airport for 179 hours.
"But, if this condition prevails and with three days still left in the month of Jan 2010, fog could easily break the record of Dec1998," Jenemani added.