Delhi Air Pollution: 32 flights diverted due to low visibility at airport
New Delhi : At least 32 flights have been diverted at the Delhi airport after a thick blanket of smog covered the major section of national capital on Sunday morning.
Air pollution levels in the national capital escalated to hazardous and visibility dropped significantly on the day.
"Due to poor visibility on the airport, 32 flights have been diverted to nearby locations," said Delhi International Airport Limited on Sunday.
The Air India announced that after poor weather, flight operations have been affected on the T3 terminal; 12 flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar.
According to an update till 1 PM, the Delhi Airport in a tweet said, "Due to low visibility, flight operations at the Delhi Airport are affected. While take-offs and landings continue, some flights are impacted due to crew operational limitations."
"Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted," the Delhi airport added.
This is for the first time air pollution in Delhi has reached to 625 despite light drizzles in the early hours.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor", and 401-500 "severe". Above 500 is "severe-plus emergency" category.