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18 Jan 2019 | 10:58 AM UTC

India: Fog disrupts flight operations at new Delhi airport January 18

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Flight disruptions at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) January 18 due to fog; confirm flight reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Dehli

Event

As of the morning (local time) of Friday, January 18, flight disruptions (flight diversions, delays, cancelations) were reported at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) due to heavy fog affecting the New Delhi region. Further foggy conditions are forecast for the next five days, with the potential to further disrupt transportation services.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, prepare for lingering transportation disruptions, and confirm flight and train reservations. Due to health risks associated with air pollution, it is advisable to limit outdoor activities. Pollution is especially hazardous to vulnerable individuals (e.g. children, seniors, pregnant women, and individuals suffering from asthma and other respiratory issues). If experiencing breathing difficulties, seek medical attention, particularly if new symptoms appear (e.g. cough, sore throat, irritated eyes).

 

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