Delhi NCR Shrouded in Dense Fog: Flights and Trains Affected, Low Visibility Hits Commuters

December 28, 2023: Due to the cold winds descending from the mountains, the plains are experiencing an increase in cold. On Thursday morning, Delhi NCR was covered in dense fog, although not as much as yesterday. The rising cold and fog are causing inconvenience to people. Road traffic, as well as railway and air services, have been affected. Many trains and flights are running late. Visibility is 0-50 meters in many areas of Delhi NCR. At 5:30 am on December 28, visibility was recorded at 50 meters in Safdarjung and 25 meters in Palam.

Thick fog is also impacting flights. According to Delhi Airport authorities, about 134 flights (domestic and international arrivals and departures) at Delhi Airport are being affected. Similarly, according to Indian Railways, 22 trains in the Delhi region are running late.

Earlier, due to fog, around 30 international and domestic flights were affected from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. During this time, visibility was recorded at 50 meters at Palam Airport and 125 meters at Safdarjung Airport. The situation normalized after 12 pm. Meanwhile, the sound of morning trains was severely affected. Trains like Rajdhani and Vande Bharat either departed hours late or reached Delhi late. Operation of more than 50 trains has been affected. This has caused a lot of trouble for people.


Due to the dense fog, 11 planes were diverted to Jaipur, and one plane was diverted to Lucknow. After the improvement in visibility, all planes were landed back at Delhi Airport by 12 pm.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 7.8 degrees Celsius, which is one degree above normal. The minimum temperature in some areas remained 7.4 degrees, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees, two degrees above normal. The dense fog dissipated after 11 am.

Change in School Timings in Ghaziabad

Due to the fog, there has been a change in the timings of schools in Ghaziabad. The District Basic Education Officer of Ghaziabad has ordered all schools from class 1 to class 8 to operate from 10 am to 3 pm.