Air quality dips in Delhi on New Year's Eve

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2017 10:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): As curtains are to be drawn on 2017, Delhi witnessed degrading air quality on Sunday morning, coupled with a dense layer of fog.

The air quality index for Shadipur showed 387, while that of RK Puram was 350, both falling in the 'hazardous' category.

The cold wave coupled with dense fog caused disruption in the train schedule, with as many as 57 trains delayed, 15 cancelled and 18 rescheduled.

Low visibility has also hampered the movement of flights in and out of the national capital. All flights to and from Delhi are currently on standby, and operations have been stalled. Furthermore, around 10 flights have been diverted from Delhi airport.

The meteorological department has predicted a maximum temperature of 23 degree Celsius, with lows of seven degrees and dense fog during the day. (ANI)