Chandigarh

Dusty weather leads to cancellations of flights at Chandigarh airport for day 2


Chandigarh

Low visibility due to dusty weather conditions led to cancellations of all flights in Chandigarh. Photo: Manjeet Sehgal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visibility in Chandigarh is between 800 to 1500 meters
  • Aircraft can take off only with a visibility of 2500 meters
  • 29 flights to and from Chandigarh have been cancelled

Flights to and from Chandigarh remain cancelled for the second day today because of low visibility due to dusty weather conditions.

Visibility in Chandigarh is between 800 to 1500 meters. An aircraft can take off only with a visibility of 2500 meters.

Twenty-nine flights to and from Chandigarh have been cancelled.

Authorities at the Chandigarh International Airport cited poor visibility for the cancellation of flights. The visibility has been reduced by the blanket of haze mixed with dust and water vapours which engulfed Chandigarh and around since Wednesday late night.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning today in Chandigarh.

The Met Department said rains after 36 hours when the western disturbance will take place and dissipate the dusty winds.

The following Jet Airways flights have been cancelled:

9W 641 DEL/IXC

9W 648 IXC/DEL

9W 665 DEL/IXC

9W 656 IXC/DEL

Indigo flights 6E 545/455 and 6E 3512/491 were cancelled too.

On Thursday, the Haryana pollution control Board advised against construction activities in National Capital Region (NCR) districts for the next two days.

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