Monday, December 11, 2006

Get ready for fog and travel troubles

The time of the year dreaded by air travellers is here. If Friday night and Saturday morning were any indication, the fog is ready to keep its date with Delhi.
RK Jenamani, director, Indian Meteorological Department (IGI unit), said: “Moderate fog set in over the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Friday night and between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Visibility was down to 500 metres.”
He said it was time to monitor the fog and the airport should be prepared for dense fog. “Visibility has started worsening. It is approaching the critical range after which the CAT III B Instrument Landing System (ILS) — the most sophisticated available — will have to be put into operation.”
Delhi International Airport Limited, the private consortium which runs the airport, said passengers would face the minimum inconvenience this winter.“A centralised emergency response centre has also been set up.”
10/12/06 Sidhartha Roy/Hindustan Times
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