Two flights bound for Raipur in Chhattisgarh were diverted due to visibility amid dense fog conditions blanketing several parts of the country on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Indigo and Air India flights
Indigo and Air India flights bound for Raipur in Chhattisgarh were diverted on Wednesday due to low visibility. As a dense layer of fog blanketed several parts of India, 1 Indigo flight en route to Raipur in Chhattisgarh was diverted to Bhubaneshwar while another Air India flight was diverted to Nagpur in Maharashtra.
“Indigo flight IGO 6687 Ahmedabad-Raipur diverted to Bhubaneswar at 12.37 pm, due to poor visibility at Raipur. Flight AIC 651 Mumbai-Raipur at time 11.53 am diverted to Nagpur in Maharashtra due to poor visibility,” an official told.
The Air India flight took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 9.50 am and was scheduled to land at Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur at 11.30 am.
“It was to land at Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur at 11.30 am. The emergency landing was not permitted here due to the poor climate. Because of this, the Air India flight was diverted to Nagpur in Maharashtra. At present, all the passengers are stranded in Nagpur,” an airport official told.
“6ETravelAdvisory: Due to weather conditions, flight operations in Chandigarh, Ranchi, Raipur, and Agartala are affected. Please check your flight status before leaving for the airport,” Indigo tweeted reporting about the impact on flight operations.
Transport affected several parts of the country
Transport operations are being affected in different parts of the country due to dense fog conditions. In major cities, flights are being diverted and trains running so late. Vehicular activity on roads is also witnessing huge jams due to foggy conditions.
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The national capital Delhi was also badly affected due to the low temperatures and dense fog. The visibility in Delhi on Wednesday morning, January 4, 2023, was less than 200 meters. The temperature of the capital city Delhi also dropped approximately 4.4 degrees Celsius, lower than hill stations like Dehradun, Dharamshala, and Nainital.
“A cold wave is prevailing in Delhi and maximum temperatures are also low, leading to cold day conditions. Most places are likely to record maximum temperatures around 13 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius,” Senior IMD Scientist RK Jenamani told.
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