Following the bad weather conditions and dense fog, several flights from the city of Indore had to be delayed or halted, causing much inconvenience to passengers. On Friday morning, the city saw the most dense fog this year and flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and a few other places were delayed by up to three hours.
Most of the affected flights were Indigo flights, and flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru were affected the most. Flight 6E 656 to Delhi was delayed by almost 3 hours and over 40 minutes, Flight 6E 702 and 9W 803, both flights to Bengaluru were delayed by over an hour and a half. Apart from that, a flight from Nagpur to Indore, flight 6E 509 was also delayed by almost two hours.
From Mumbai, the flight 6E 655 which was scheduled to depart at 7:25 in the morning took off three and a half hours late at 11:05 in the afternoon. Another flight by Air India, flight AI 635 from Indore was delayed due to a Republic Day parade practise. This particular Air India flight will be delayed till January 26, when the actual parade takes place.
Met department authorities have claimed that the trend will continue for a few more days due to the low temperatures and thick layers of fog and smog all across a number of cities. They have said that there is little that can be done to steer clear of it and this is one inconvenience that commuters will have to take in their stride.