Fog Causes Disruptions On New Year’s Eve In Delhi

Delhi witnessed moderate to dense fog with reduced visibility and chilly temperatures amid the festive atmosphere on New Year’s Eve.

Weather: Fog in Delhi

The fog caused disruptions in Delhi on Sunday with transport and rail getting affected.

On New Year’s Eve, the national capital witnessed moderate to dense fog with reduced visibility and chilly temperatures amid the festive atmosphere on the last day of the year. 

Several trains, including both local and long-distance services, experienced disruptions, leaving passengers stranded and frustrated.

As many as 23 trains in the Delhi area are reported to be running behind schedule, according to Indian Railways. 

The visuals from Subroto Park, DND flyover, and India Gate showed the vehicular movement crippling owing to less visibility.

According to India Meteorological Department,'very dense' fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres, 51 and 200 metres is 'dense', 201 and 500 metres 'moderate', and 501 and 1,000 metres 'shallow'.

Meanwhile, in north India region, dense to very dense fog is forecasted at most places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi, at many places over Uttar Pradesh, at a few places over Uttarakhand, at isolated places over northern parts of Rajasthan, and dense fog at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and the Lower division of Himachal Pradesh. 

As per MeT office, cold conditions are expected at many places over Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh and at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh.

The IMD has issued a weather advisory forecasting very dense fog conditions with visibility less than 50 meters over many parts of Punjab from late evening to the next day morning, extending until January 4. West Uttar Pradesh is expected to experience very dense fog during midnight and morning hours from December 30 to January 4. 

In the Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi region, as well as East Uttar Pradesh, very dense fog is anticipated during midnight and morning hours till January 1.

Meanwhile, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital has reached the 'severe' category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), exacerbating concerns about air pollution and visibility issues during the period of dense fog.