"It's A Mess": Pongal Bonfire Smog Hits Flight Operations In Chennai | Read

PUBLISHED ON: January 13, 2018 | Duration: 1 min, 53 sec

   
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Flight operations in Chennai were suspended for at least five hours this morning due to thick smog and poor visibility on the runway as Tamil Nadu celebrates the beginning of Pongal festivities with 'Bhogi'. The celebrations started this morning with people setting bonfires on the streets with agricultural and household waste. The Air Quality Index in several parts of the city was in the "hazardous" category. Train services too were affected.
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