Dense fog affects normal life in Twin City

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: Dense fog blanketed most parts of twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, affecting normal life and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear today.  Road commuters had a tough time due to poor visibility conditions. The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the fog situation will continue for the next couple of days.

Moderate to dense fog enveloped many parts while some isolated pockets also witnessed very dense fog.  As a result, the commuters faced a lot of difficulties in reaching their destinations on time. Particularly school students as well as office goers faced difficulties due to bad weather condition today.

“Usually, it takes me 30 minutes to reach my office today it took me more than one hour. Due to poor visibility, motorists had to be extra cautious while driving,” said Sanjiv, a resident of Cuttack.

Meanwhile, operation of several flights from Bhubaneswar international airport were disrupted and delayed due to intense fog today. The flights which have been delayed are Air India Bhubaneswar-Delhi, IndiGO flights Kolkata-Bhubaneswar-Guwahati, Chennai-Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru, Kochi-Bhubaneswar-Kochi and Kolkata-Bhubaneswar Mumbai.

Similarly, the IndiGo Delhi-Bhubaneswar-Delhi flight has also been diverted.