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Fog grounds 15 flights, cancels 18 trains across north India

NEW DELHI: A moderate fog above the national Capital disrupted train and flight operations on Friday, as visibility dropped to 300 metre.
Operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here were affected due to the low visibility and at least 15 flights were delayed.
Meanwhile, the Railways had to cancel 18 trains, delay 62 besides and reschedule 20 in several parts of northern India.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average. The maximum temperature hovered around 20 degrees.
The visibility, which had dropped to 300 metres at 5.30 am, improved to 600 metres at 8.30 am, while humidity was recorded at 97 per cent.
Meanwhile, air quality remained 'very poor' throughout Friday.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) observed that the average AQI recorded was 360, with several experts expressed their concern on the continuity of this heavy pollution.

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