Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Temperature slides to 2.3C, dense fog hits flight timings

Varanasi: Several flights were cancelled at Lal Bahadur Shastri International (LBS) Airport, as visibility dropped after heavy fog took over Varanasi’s skyline on Monday.

The city woke up to thick fog and sun remained out of sight throughout the day. The cold wave maintained its grip over the city. The minimum temperature was recorded as 2.3 degrees, while the maximum temperature was recorded as 9 degrees Celsius.

Accordign to LBS Airport spokesperson Ranjeet Verma, four flights — Indigo 713/711 (Kolkata-Varanasi-Mumbai), Indigo 712/716 (Mumbai-Varanasi-Kolkata), Indigo 499 (Varanasi-Bangalore), and Indigo 6635 (Varanasi-Delhi) — were cancelled. On December 28, two Indigo flights, which connected Varanasi to Mumbai and Kolkata were cancelled, while one IndiGo flight and another of Vistara Airlines were cancelled on December 26. Meanwhile, the GoAir flight between Varanasi and Mew Delhi would remain cancelled till January 5 due to operational reasons. In view of inclement weather, the district administration has ordered the closure of all schools and intermediate colleges till January 4. The Varanasi Municipal Corporation has set up night shelters at 12 locations in the city for the homeless.
31/12/19 Times of India
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