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Heavy fog disrupts flights, trains in Delhi

January 19, 2019

The national capital woke up to heavy fog on Friday morning disrupting normal life in the city and its outskirts. Many were cancelled and delayed. Some trains to and from New Delhi were also delayed. People were unable to go to work or drive on the roads because of extreme fog that covered all the prime locations of New Delhi including national highways.

The India Meteorological Department has said that the city will witness dense fog during the weekend as well. Places like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Rajasthan will also be covered in fog.

#DelhiFog that's not the moon but the sun at 8 am. Lot of food today and loads of flights rescheduled and canceled. Cold comes back to bite Delhiites- Anisha Nayar Dhawan, Twitter User

On Friday morning at around 7 am, the visibility of Delhi airport was zero due to which many flights had to be cancelled. Passengers took to social media to express their anger over cancellation and delay of their flights. Some of them blamed authorities saying that they were not informed about the weather forecast before. Some passengers were seated in the flight which took almost three hours to take off prior to boarding.

"#DelhiFog sitting in @airindiain flight 263 since 5.30am at IGI airport. Just can't take off cos 'no can see'. Visibility below 75mts. All flights for the morning so far... grounded... at least 60flights in queue. Crew has been good but weather hasn't. #FogChalRahaHai", tweeted Anand Narasimhan, media personality.

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