Fog hits 57 flights at KIA, 100 in Delhi airport

Fog hits 57 flights at KIA, 100 in Delhi airport

A total of 57 flights – 34 departures and 23 arrivals – at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) were delayed on Sunday because of fog which lasted till 8:30 am, affecting thousands of travellers.

M B Rajegowda, professor of agrometeorology at the University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore, said foggy mornings were the result of decreased temperature. “Usually, the morning temperature during this period is 15-16 degrees Celsius but nowadays it is 12-13 degrees till 6 am, resulting in fog. The scenario will continue till January 15 and flights are expected to be affected.”

Delhi is experiencing the worst fog since 2010, severely disrupting air, road and rail traffic in the national capital.

The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi stared at a major shutdown as visibility dropped below 50 metres towards Sunday evening.

Over a hundred domestic and international flights were affected on Sunday, causing major inconvenience to passengers.

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