Cassian Baliarsingh

Several flights scheduled to depart from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), were delayed due to dense fog and low visibility on Sunday morning.

Already under the grip of coldwave, netizens in the national capital on Sunday morning woke up to a chilly morning with dense fog.

Flyers had to go through unwanted trouble as many flights were delayed due to the fog. Among the flight routes affected by the severe fog were Delhi-Riyadh, Delhi-Shimla-Kullu, Delhi-Varanasi, Delhi-Dharamshala-Srinagar, Delhi-Shimla-Dharamshala and Delhi-Dehradun.

On the other hand, the bone-chilling cold also affected normal lives in the national capital. Many buses and trains had to be rescheduled or were running late due to low visibility due to the dense fog. 

Meanwhile, Delhi continues to reel under worsening air quality. Twitteratis have complained about choking and struggling to breathe. 

Earlier, the AAP government had imposed a temporary ban on BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers till January 12.

Meanwhile, SkyMet weather, a private weather forecast service agency, predicted that Delhi may witness a minimum of 3-4 degrees between January 15 and 18.