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Monday, March 4, 2024

Air Traffic Disrupted as Dense Fog Causes Delays and Cancellations for Over 160 Indian Flights

For the third consecutive day, dense fog, coupled with an intense cold wave, continues to create disruptions in air travel across northern India. Over 160 flights have been affected, with the international airport in New Delhi experiencing delays and cancellations.

New Delhi Airport’s Struggle

Flightradar24 reports 128 flights delayed and 33 cancelled at the New Delhi airport, setting off a domino effect on flight schedules throughout the country. Visibility at the airport plummeted to 50 meters (164 feet) at 8 am, and weather officials predict similar challenging conditions throughout the week.

Winter’s Lowest Temperature Recorded: Dense Fog 

New Delhi recorded its lowest winter temperature at 3.3 degrees Celsius on Monday, contributing to low visibility and dense fog. This resulted in the delay of approximately 500 flights and the cancellation of 87.

Passenger Frustration and Delayed Travel: Dense Fog 

Passenger frustration was evident in images on television and social media, capturing arguments with airline staff. A video showcased passengers having dinner on the tarmac as they waited for a delayed flight.

Mitigating Measures

In response to the weather challenges, the aviation minister announced efforts to expedite the use of an additional runway equipped with the CAT III navigation system. This system is designed to facilitate safe landings even in conditions of low visibility.

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