Delhi witnesses a spell of winter rain after the warmest January day!

On Sunday, Delhi witnessed it’s warmest day in January since 2007 and met department officials had predicted that a spell of heavy rains will follow. Today, i.e. Tuesday, Delhi saw a wave of heavy morning rain, causing temperatures to dip significantly during the morning, further leading to heavy traffic jams across the city.

Though Delhi was the epicentre of the rain fall, adjoining areas such as a few cities in Uttar Pradesh also saw mild levels of rain through the morning. As for the temperature, though it did go down as compared to the past few days, it was about 5-7 degrees above the usual temperature at this time of the year.

The rains also brought along with them heavy traffic jams, dense fog, dark skies and low visibility. Almost all routes in the city were jam packed due to wet roads, slow moving traffic and dense fog. Most jam packed were Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Defence Colony Flyover and a few other. In fact, the rain was heavy enough to cause a caving in a road in Lodhi Road where a bus is currently trapped.

Apart from hindering intra city movement, the rains and it’s consequences also became responsible for delaying or even cancelling a few flights and over 10 trains. Of the 15 trains, some were bound to Mumbai, some Bengaluru and some to Lucknow. A few flight companies took to Twitter to update passengers on the situation. Vistara Airlines mentioned that travellers should leave well in time as the roads are jammed and a few other announced flight cancellation in the airport as well as on Twitter.

One of the benefits of the rain, however was seen to be the substantial dip in AQI of several parts of the city. In hotspots such as Anand Vihar, ITO, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Mundka, Dwarka Sector-8, Ashok Vihar and Jahangirpuri AQI shifted from ‘poor’ category to ‘moderate’.

According to met department officials, Delhi may see another few days of light drizzles followed by clear, open and sunny skies. Though the rains are loved by all, in the winters, they do tend to have a largely negative impact on the atmosphere.

Delhi's IGI airport is among the top airports in the world. With all the facilities of a world class international airport, IGI now has one more credit to its name. Recently the IGI airport became India's first airport to be free from single-use plastic.

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Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.

Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.

What's the update?

In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.

Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.

To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.

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This is certainly one of the most passenger forward moves we have seen DIAL take. The IGI airport is at par with the best airports in the world and this is something that should take its rating all the way up. DIAL and CarterX have both stated that with this service, they aim to cover the entirety of Delhi, including neighbouring states- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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