Saturday, June 27, 2020

Swarms of locusts reach Delhi outskirts after Gurugram, govt issues advisory; pilots told to stay alert

New Delhi: Swarms of crop-destroying desert locusts have entered the outskirts of Delhi after being spotted in several parts of Haryana’s Gurugram district earlier on Saturday.

Locusts were seen in Rajendra Park of sector 5, Surat Nagar, Dhanwapur, Palam Vihar, Maruti factory in sector 18, Sector 17 DLF phase 1 and many other places in old and new Gurugram.

In view of locust swarms seen near the airport in areas along Gurugram-Dwarka Expressway, Delhi Air Traffic Control (ATC) on Saturday directed pilots of all airlines to take necessary precautions during landing and take-off of aircraft.

“Pilots of all airlines have been warned about the locust has seen near the airport, we have set up a team to monitor in view of the locust,” a senior ATC official told ANI.
27/06/20 Statesman

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