Fog hits air, rail services again; 21 trains and 6 flights cancelled

02 January, 2018, 10:39 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Delhi remained under dense fog as cold wave continued

Over 500 flights were delayed and more than 20 cancelled as dense fog severely hampered visibility at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Monday.

Dozens of trains were also cancelled, with passengers left in the cold at New Delhi's railway station as temperatures dropped to 8 degrees Celsius. About 265 domestic flights and 67 global flights were delayed. A large number of flights and trains were delayed. At least 15 trains were cancelled while 56 trains were running late and 20 have been rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India. The maximum was likely to hover around 21 degrees. Among the 300 hundred delayed, 265 were domestic flights and the rest global. While planes could land in Delhi, they were delayed because of unavailability of parking bays, occupied by aircraft waiting to take off, the official said.

"The sky will remain clear during the day, with dense fog in the morning", an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.


In neighbouring Rajasthan, at least four people were killed and four injured when their auto fell into a pond due to low visibility caused by fog in Bharatpur's Dig. "Day temperature will fall significantly", Mahesh Palawat, Vice President at Skymet Weather, said, adding the minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees was "lowest minimum of the season".

On January 1, 2018, the air pollution in the national capital stood on the brink of emergency level adding to the worsening fog condition. Flights can land in visibility below 50 metres if pilots are trained in CAT IIIB - which is Category Three.

Recommended:

  • Wind chill advisory sent

    Wind chill advisory sent

    In southeast MI , temperatures are 20 degrees lower than normal, which is about 33 degrees for highs and 21 degrees for lows. Wear warm shoes or boots, and make sure as much exposed skin as possible is covered by gloves, hats, ear muffs, and scarves.
    Car Registered To DeSean Jackson Found Wrecked, Abandoned On Christmas Eve

    Car Registered To DeSean Jackson Found Wrecked, Abandoned On Christmas Eve

    No arrests have been made, and the report said "it is unclear who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash". DeSean Jackson's first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has not gone according to plan.
    Increased Flu Cases Force Visitor Restrictions At Lutheran General, Glenbrook

    Increased Flu Cases Force Visitor Restrictions At Lutheran General, Glenbrook

    There were 289 positive influenza B cases tested as of December 23, more than five times the number seen at the end of 2016. On Thursday, North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services reported the first death of a child from the flu.
  • Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

    Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

    Smith has been tending to his wife throughout this season while she has undergone treatment in Arizona. On Sunday morning, ESPN reported that O'Brien is likely to be back in Houston in 2018.
    Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Southeast Michigan Tonight

    Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Southeast Michigan Tonight

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Wind chills will remain around -15 to -30 throughout the afternoon, and the Wind Chill Warning will last into Tuesday morning.
    Jay Z's Latest Film Clip Features Beyoncé and Blue Ivy

    Jay Z's Latest Film Clip Features Beyoncé and Blue Ivy

    However, he goes on to note about the importance of keeping the family together: "Nobody wins when the family feuds ", he adds. The clip features Jay walking with Blue into a church, and then getting into a confessional booth to confess his sins to Bey.
  • Colorado deputy sheriff killed in domestic dispute call, suspect shot

    Colorado deputy sheriff killed in domestic dispute call, suspect shot

    An hour later, the sheriff's office tweeted that "multiple deputies" were down but couldn't update their conditions. The landscaped apartment complex is 16 miles south of Denver. "All of them were shot very, very quickly", he said.
    City of Binghamton urges residents to take measures to prevent frozen pipes

    City of Binghamton urges residents to take measures to prevent frozen pipes

    Most reputable plumbers suggest a narrow stream of running water 1/16 to 1/8 inch in diameter will prevent pipes from freezing. She recommended, "Really just turning off the water to the entire home because if it happens, it can be detrimental".
    January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse

    January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse

    A supermoon is a new or full moon that appears bigger to the human eye because it is the closest to the Earth during its orbit. The second supermoon of the year, visible on January 31, will be an exceptional sight known as a " super blue blood moon ".
  • Deputies: Man rigs door trying to electrocute pregnant wife

    Deputies: Man rigs door trying to electrocute pregnant wife

    Another set of wires with clamps from a vehicle battery charger also was attached, according to arrest documents. Some sticky notes, love letters and a photo album opened to a picture of the Wilsons together were on the bed.
    Lok Sabha passes triple talaq Bill; Congress and other parties go along

    Lok Sabha passes triple talaq Bill; Congress and other parties go along

    Members said the government needed to dispel the perception of harbouring "ulterior motives" in pushing through the Bill. The Supreme Court stayed the practice of triple talaq on August 22 for six months till Parliament framed a law.
    'Real Housewives' star Luann de Lesseps arrested in Florida

    'Real Housewives' star Luann de Lesseps arrested in Florida

    While many were understanding and offered forgiveness to her, others slammed her for her violent behavior. After the news of her arrest broke on Sunday, de Lesseps Luann tweeted out an apology that afternoon.


Popular

Protester kills policeman as Iran bloodshed worsens
The protests have become the biggest test for the regime since demonstrations following the disputed 2009 presidential election. At least 36 people were killed in 2009, according to an official toll, while the opposition says 72 died.

Parties hail NRC first draft publication
National Register of Citizens (NRC), 1951, is a record of names of Indian citizens being updated until midnight of March 24, 1971. Assam has been driven into a conflict between the permanent residence and those who have migrated from Bangladesh.

16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack
Police said they recovered a semi-automatic rifle at the scene, which they believed was used in the killings. Police were called to this Long Branch address shortly before midnight on December 31.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to pass magic $1 billion mark
Let us know what you thought of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by giving the film your own personal ComicBook.com User Rating below. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Four jawans martyred as Jaish militants storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwana
With the daybreak, more troops were called in to neutralise the terrorists. "Fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 2.10 AM". The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began indiscriminate firing and entered the training centre in Awantipora.

Instagram rolling out 'recommended' feature for all
It is worth noting that with the introduction of the " recommended posts ", Instagram has done away with the chronological feed. However, things have changed and Instagram users will now be viewing the content directly on their homepages.

Lee Corso: Lamar Jackson should return, would be Heisman favorite
And then one of college football's best players in 2016 Heisman victor and 2017 finalist Lamar Jackson of Louisville. The Bulldogs punched it in on the next play, taking a 31-27 lead after the extra point.

New Year's Eve 2018: Watch Mariah Carey, Camila Cabello, BTS and More
Mariah Carey will be headlining Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve this year. Carey also shared a photo to her social media pages and wrote: "Take 2".

Jodie Whittaker makes her first appearance as 'Doctor Who'
Peter Capaldi is not expected to attempt this during the forthcoming episode, Twice Upon A Time . Oscar-winner Peter Capaldi is now playing the part of the Twelfth Doctor .

Tiger Zinda Hai crosses 200 crore mark
After opening to a thunderous Day 1 collection of Rs 34 crore , the film has entered the Rs 200 crore club in its first week. The superhit on-screen pair of Salman and Katrina is back and the film has emerged as a hit, ending the year on a high note.