More than 20 flights affected due to smog in Delhi

ANI | Updated: Nov 07, 2017 13:09 IST

New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): More than 20 flights got delayed or affected on Tuesday due to the closure of runway at Indira Gandhi International Airport, after being affected by the poor air quality in the national capital.

Earlier, four flights from different airlines reportedly went around at the Delhi airport, as the pilots couldn't approach accurate landing path due to low visibility.

Meanwhile, 12 trains from the national capital are also running late for the same.

Due to smog, the visibility early in the morning remained low, causing problem in movement of traffic.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in East Delhi's Dilshad Garden was 420, whereas it was 319 in Anand Vihar.

The pollution was recorded highest in Punjabi Bagh with AQI 999 and 852 in R.K. Puram.

The air quality in Dwarka and NCR also hovered between 400-420.

AQI level from 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 is "satisfactory" 101-200 is "moderate", 201-300 is "poor", 301-400 is "very poor", and 401 and above is "severe". (ANI)