32 flights from Delhi’s IGI airport diverted due to smog

The Hush Post/ 03:10 pm/ 1-min-read

Due to low visibility at Delhi Airport, 32 flights were diverted on Sunday morning.

An Air India spokesperson said, “Due to bad weather, flight operations affected since morning 9 am in T3 airport. Twelve flights are diverted to Jaipur, Amritsar and Lucknow.”

All category-2 compliant pilots are able to operate.

The air quality index (AQI) hit 473 at 9 am, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

The air quality at most monitoring stations was in the ‘severe’ category. At ITO, the AQI levels were 488, while at Anand Vihar and RK Puram they were 483 and 457.

The Delhi airport operator tweeted that flight operations have been affected and requested passengers to contact airlines for updated flight information.

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