Fog disrupts flights in New Delhi

January 18th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): A thick fog engulfed the national capital New Delhi, disrupting several flights on Sunday morning.
Several flights were either delayed or diverted to other cities due to poor visibility.
Stranded, the passengers waited outside the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi with their luggage.
“Within an hour the fog has become so dense. The entry inside the airport is stopped, so all the people are standing outside for now, we are facing lot of problem. We have also come here to receive somebody but we don”t know when their flight will come in as there is no information on the flights” timings,” said Prashant, a local resident.
The passengers and visitors complained of mismanagement at the airport. They alleged that the authorities failed to provide basic information about schedule of the flights.
Agra resident P.C. Dubey, who came to receive his son, the wait proved to be rather weary.
“A thick fog caused delay of several flights. But the people should at least announce the rescheduled time of the flights. We have come from so far, and are facing so much trouble waiting here. The delay is due to bad weather, not really the fault of these people. Still it would help if they at least told us something about the rescheduled time of the flights,” he said.
Rainfall in the early hours of morning also added to the worsening weather over Delhi.
It caused a dip in temperatures, while the fog and cloudy weather cast a gloomy effect on the city. (ANI)

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