Massive Fog Covers Regions of the Capital; Affects Trains, Flights Schedules

January 06 13:27 2014

winterNew Delhi, Monday, January 6 – Dense fog covered more than a few regions of the capital today since early morning. Fog conditions which were probable to be delayed in New Delhi this year started to grip the metropolis and NCR regions once again after the third week of December.

Residents of the national capital witnessed sunny mornings and cold nights in last couple of weeks, but scenario is now going to be a tad changed. Cold waves that augmented the level of difficulty for comfy survival are not expected to blow throughout the entire day, however fog cover, which went thin in past few days, will get dense up till January 13.

Nearly 150 domestic and international flights were affected on Sunday. Besides, several trains ran behind the schedule, intensifying trouble for the passengers, who needed to commute from one place to other to earn their livelihood or accomplish important chores. As per the weather forecasters, fog will keep on appearing approximately by 5 AM and will last till 10 AM. Evenings and nights are anticipated to be a bit foggy too.

To provide comfort to homeless, the Delhi government has planned to open nearly 100 new home shelters in New Delhi, mostly near the railway stations and bus stands. Frostiness has increased in other parts as well. Several regions in Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are under the impact of augmented winter. People are advised to come out of the house only after covering themselves in layers.