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Poor visibility due to fog affects 8 flights, 12 trains

JAIPUR: Dense fog and mist affected normal life and the air, road and rail traffic in the state on Tuesday. It also guided the mercury to at least 5 notches in the maximum temperatures on an average in the state. Udaipur remained coldest in the state where a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius was recorded, the Met reports said on Tuesday.

Attributing the climatic change to the active western disturbances, Jaipur Met Office said that similar conditions will prevail in the state in the next couple of days. However, Jaipur Met office said that the mainly clear sky would be witnessed from Thursday onwards.

Eight early morning flights, including one international flight from Dubai to Jaipur could not land in Jaipur due to the poor visibility. What added to the woes of the Jaipur airport was the technical snag in the Jaipur Met office’s instrument Runway Visual Range (RVR) which also disallowed them to use their CAT-IIIB technology.

“The visibility was merely up to 50 metres. Eight early morning flights were affected from 7.15 am to 11.00 am,” said Jaideep Singh Balhara, director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), Jaipur.

He added that the traffic was smooth at the airport after 11 am onwards when fog vanished.

Likewise, the road traffic was badly affected on the highways connecting Jaipur to Delhi, Jaipur to Ajmer, Jaipur to Agra and Sikar to Churu. Long distance buses were moving in slower pace and were taking extra time.

On the other hand trains coming from neighbouring Haryana and Delhi also arrived late at the Jaipur railway station. At least 12 early morning Jaipur-bound trains were delayed.

Source : timesofindia



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