The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi faced severe disruptions for the third consecutive day due to dense fog, severely limiting visibility and impacting flight operations. According to reports, approximately 30 flights, encompassing both arrivals and departures, encountered delays, while 12 flights were diverted, primarily to Jaipur and Lucknow, between 6 am and 12 pm.
Airport authorities issued a cautionary advisory, emphasizing that flights not equipped with the CAT III instrument, designed to facilitate landings during poor visibility, may experience disruptions. Passengers were urged to consult their respective airlines for updated flight information, acknowledging the inconvenience caused by the adverse weather conditions.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) provided forecasts indicating that foggy conditions are likely to persist in Delhi until December 28, with additional fog expected until December 30. Concurrently, varying degrees of fog were reported across several regions, including Punjab, Haryana, East Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha, underscoring the widespread impact of the prevailing weather conditions.
The ongoing fog-related disruptions underscore the challenges faced by travelers and airport authorities, necessitating heightened vigilance and coordination to mitigate inconvenience and ensure safety during this period.