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Flights resume at Delhi’s IGI airport after short disruption due to dust storm


All flight operations were stopped for almost an hour after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for an approaching storm.

All flight operations at Delhi airport came to a halt on Thursday evening (Photo: Unsplash/Representational)

Flight operations were affected briefly at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport after dust storm hit the city on Thursday evening. The flights have resumed now.

The weather department forecast strong winds accompanied by mild rainfall in the city during the evening.

Parts of Haryana and Delhi NCR were predicted to witness a dust storm this evening, with wind speed clocking up to 20-60 kmph.

“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30- 40 km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of few places of North Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, South-West Delhi and over and adjoining areas of Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Safidon, Panipat, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Rewari, Nuh (Haryana) Nazibabad, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnaur (U.P.) during next 02 hours,” the weather advisory read.



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