New Delhi: Due to dense fog in Delhi, flight services are being heavily affected. Flights are getting delayed or diverted every day. Meanwhile, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday shared steps being taken “to mitigate the situation in the near future”. He also assured the people that all stakeholders are working round the clock to mitigate fog-related impacts.
SOP will be issued
Minister Scindia tweeted on X handle that dense fog was seen in Delhi on Sunday. Due to this, visibility reached zero between 5 am and 9 am. Due to this, the authorities at Delhi airport were forced to stop operations on CAT III runway also for some time. According to Scindia, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will issue a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for airlines for better communication and passenger convenience to minimize inconvenience in the wake of flight cancellations and delays due to adverse weather. Due to dense fog on Sunday, operations at the Delhi airport were significantly affected, leading to diversion of several flights, cancellation of several flights and delay in movement of several flights.
Action will be taken against those who misbehave
Scindia, in a post on social media platform ‘X’, said all stakeholders are working round the clock to mitigate the fog-related impact. In the backdrop of a pilot being attacked by a passenger on an IndiGo flight at the Delhi airport on Sunday, the minister said bad behavior is unacceptable. “Incidents of bad behavior are unacceptable and will be dealt with strictly in line with existing legal provisions,” he said.
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