Bone-chilling cold and low visibility are the norms of Delhi winter during this period. But no matter how many winters you spend in the city, you just never get used to them. However, the fog in the city continues to disrupt daily life with traffic jams and train and flight delays. Seeing these delays at Delhi Airport, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared a plan of action on X (formerly Twitter) to assure them and explain how the authorities are planning to take care of the current scenario.
Delhi Airport Issues Fog Advisories, Jyotiraditya Scindia Shares Plan Of Action
Yesterday, Delhi witnessed unprecedented fog wherein visibility fluctuated for several hours, and at times, dropped to zero between 5 AM to 9 AM.
The authorities, therefore, were compelled to enforce a shut-down of operations for some time even on CAT III runways (CAT III…
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) January 15, 2024
As severe fog engulfed Delhi, many airlines were forced to divert their flights on 14th January. This led to chaos at the Delhi Airport and even some flights onboard. That’s why, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared a plan of action on his X (formerly Twitter) account on January 15 to reassure passengers. He wrote that the authorities are taking action to “mitigate the situation in the near future”.
He also assured passengers that ground staff and concerned authorities are “working round the clock to minimise the fog-related impact” at the Delhi Airport.
— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) January 14, 2024
As per the plan shared on his post, he explained that they have taken steps like operationalising the CAT III-enabled 4th runway (in addition to the existing CAT III-enabled runway).
— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) January 15, 2024
He has also requested travellers to support the authorities and bear with them “during this difficult period” as fog continues to be an issue at Delhi Airport.
Passengers Lose Cool Amid Flight Delays
While some passengers are complying with the request of patience by the authorities, there are some who are losing their cool. One such incident happened when the pilot of a Delhi-Goa IndiGo flight was allegedly attacked by a passenger due to a flight delay. Addressing this issue, Jyotiraditya Scindia mentioned in his post that unruly behaviour by passengers is not acceptable. He further added that such incidents will be dealt with “in line with the existing legal provisions.”
Fog-related issues aren’t something new in Delhi. However, we would request people to maintain calm and help the airport authorities in the best possible way in such adverse conditions.
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