500 flights, 400 trains hit due to Delhi fog

The device will also help increase the speed of trains

In addition to the fog, the air quality of Delhi has not really improved much, and is still at the "very poor" mark.

At least 20 flights were delayed, according to ANI. "The ongoing fog layer across the Indo-Gangetic plain is in the peak of its formation in terms of area". The sky will remain clear during the day, IMD said.

Six flights were cancelled and over 60 delayed due to fog at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here this morning.

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The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. 13 trains were also rescheduled, officials said. Dense fog is expected on Thursday with temperatures expected between 20°Celsius and 6°Celsius.

A shallow fog would continue throughout the region all through the day, the Met said.

"Chaired a meeting with all aviation stakeholders to review and refine the SOPs for fog-affected days".

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As many as 34 domestic and worldwide flights were delayed while three flights were cancelled due to the fog. Many constructive suggestions received: "more inputs welcome", Sinha tweeted.

Airport were severely affected due to low visibility.

The government had yesterday said that it is monitoring the situation and is trying to bring some improvement in the system after flight services went for a toss due to heavy fog in the last few days.

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