Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended

Updated: December 16, 2013 08:57 IST

As winter chill sets in, thick fog enveloped the national capital today with visibility in some areas reduced to less than 10 metres.

Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
As winter chill sets in, thick fog enveloped the national capital today with visibility in some areas reduced to less than 10 metres.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
One of the runways at the Delhi airport had to be closed down, affecting air traffic.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
A Jet Airways flight to Chennai was asked to return to the bay.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
The visibility in some areas was reduced to less than 10 metres.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
Traffic moved slowly as the thick fog affected visibility.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
Sights such as as this are common on cold winter days. People huddle around a bonfire on a footpath in Delhi to beat the chill.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
The season's first fog also forced the cancellation or delay of several trains, railway authorities said.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
Display boards at the domestic airport show information on delayed flights.
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
@Nkj05 tweeted: Thick #fog at @Delhi_Airport inside aircraft for 90 mins. :((
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
@tulikasaxena tweeted: Chaos at the Delhi airport. #fogblues
Thick fog envelops Delhi, flight operations suspended
Economist Amartya Sen was among those delayed. He was apparently heading to Chennai.

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