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Dense fog disrupts flight schedules in Delhi

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Dense fog delayed the departure of as many as six flights from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) today as the northern states continued to shiver in the cold wave.

Among the flight routes affected by the severe fog were Delhi-San Francisco/Kathmandu, Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Dharamshala-Chandigarh, Delhi-Shimla- Dharamshala, Delhi-Dehradun.

With the winter chill continuing in the north, residents in the national capital woke to a chilly morning with a minimum temperature of 5.9 degrees Celsius around 6.10 am. According to the Meteorological department, the visibility in Palam was a mere 100 metres.

“Dense/Very Dense Fog layer  extends from Punjab to Bihar across Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh,” the India Meteorological Department tweeted.