BJP leader Ram Madhav was among the passengers at the receiving end as bad weather delayed flights at the Delhi airport this morning. Thick fog paralysed flights operations from 7:30 am to 9:30 am this morning. Eight flights were diverted during this time. While flight departures resumed after two hours, passengers faced snags till afternoon.
Mr Madhav, who was stuck in his aircraft for 3 hours, tweeted how fog had crippled air movement.
"CAT3 etc notwithstanding, stuck in d aircraft for last 3 Hrs at Delhi airport with absolutely no info. ATC too unable to tell when d flight wl get clearance. Fog in Delhi can cripple air movement at 12 noon. No technology can conquer nature," tweeted Mr Madhav from the aircraft.
The minimum visibility required for take-off is 125 metres. The Palam observatory recorded visibility at 50 metres at 8.30 am while at the Safdarjung observatory; it was recorded at 350 metres.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, shallow to moderate fog would continue to linger in the national capital today and tomorrow with minimum temperature in the range of four to five degree Celsius.