A blanket of fog and haze on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway resulted in as many as 12 vehicles crashing into each other in Greater Noida on Monday morning, injuring several people, the police said.
On January 18, as many as 25 people were injured when 30 vehicles piled up on the Eastern Peripheral Highway near Baghpat on Friday because of the fog.
Twenty-seven trains were delayed and flight operations disrupted after thick fog engulfed the national capital on Monday morning. The minimum temperature settled at 8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.
“Twenty-seven trains were delayed with an average delay of around three to four hours,” the railways said.
The trains delayed included the Malda-Delhi Farakka Express and Allahabad-New Delhi Duronto.
The visibility at Safdarjung was recorded at 200 metre at 5.30 am that reduced to 100 metre at 8.30 am, a meteorological (Met) department official said.
At Palam, the visibility was 50 metre at 5.30 am and 8.30 am which led to the disruption of flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International airport.
“Due to fog, some of the flights have been put on hold at the departure points. This has led to a delay,” a source at Delhi airport said.
(With agency inputs)