750 Flights Delayed In Delhi On Cold Wave

Delhi:  India today with fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, as a foggy morning in Delhi delayed 760 flights and led to cancellation of 19, while over 100 trains remained up to two hours behind schedule.

The national capital also braved a cold day with minimum temperature settling at 6.4 degrees Celsius. Officials said visibility reduced to zero at some places in the morning affecting and train and plane services.

“Nineteen flights were cancelled, five were diverted and 760 were delayed due to dense fog that enveloped the national capital on Friday morning,” according to a Delhi airport official.

Visibility was zero at Palam and 300 metres at Safdarjung at 5.30 am which improved later. Railway officials said over 100 trains were delayed by up to two hours. The maximum temperature today was recorded at 17.5 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season’s average.