13 Delhi bound trains canceled due to fog, but flights unaffected

Delhi and several parts of north India are experiencing a cold wave, with temperatures in some areas reaching historic lows. On Thursday morning, the air quality in Delhi and the NCR cities fell into the’very poor’ category.

As thick fog engulfed the national capital on Thursday morning, the Northern Railway cancelled more than a dozen Delhi-bound trains. The fog had a significant impact on visibility, according to Northern Railway.

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“Around 13 trains are running late today, including the Howrah-New Delhi Express, Puri-New Delhi Express, Gorakhpur-New Delhi Express, Mumbai-New Delhi Express, and Kanpur-New Delhi Express,” said Northern Railways’ chief public relations officer (CPRO).

The Gorakhpur-New Delhi Express was 2 hours and 30 minutes late, according to the CPRO.

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The dense fog reduced visibility across north India, not just in Delhi. At 8:30 a.m., visibility in Delhi’s Palam, Punjab’s Amritsar, Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Northwest Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, Sub Himalayan West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, and Assam’s Dhubri was at 50 metres, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Parts of Bihar have also experienced dense fog. According to IMD, visibility in Gaya dropped to 50 metres, and the situation was similar in Haryana’s Karnal and Hisar.

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Despite the reduced visibility, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said that flight operations were normal.

“The Delhi airport is undergoing low visibility procedures. At this time, all flight operations are normal “On Thursday morning, DIAL issued a statement.

The airport authorities, on the other hand, advised all passengers to contact their airline for the most up-to-date flight information.

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Along with a foggy morning, Delhi’s minimum temperature dropped to 9.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning, three degrees above the season’s average.

The air quality index (AQI) at 8 a.m. was 368, putting it in the “very poor” category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The AQIs of three major cities in the NCR – Ghaziabad (366), Gurugram (318), Greater Noida (333), and Noida (345) – were also in the “very poor” category.

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At 416, the AQI in Faridabad was in the “severe” category.

An AQI of zero to fifty is considered good, 51 to one hundred satisfactory, 101 to two hundred moderate, 201 to 300 poor, 301 to 400 very poor, and 401 to 500 severe.

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