Delhi Air Pollution: Flight Operations Affected at IGI Airport Due to Low Visibility
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Delhi, November 3: Despite the little showers, the air pollution levels in Delhi continue to go deeper into "emergency" zone. From Saturday's 407, the air quality index (AQI) rose to 625 hindering air and road traffic in the city. As a precautionary step, schools in Delhi and the neighbouring satellite towns are shut till Tuesday. The flight operations were also affected at the Delhi Airport on Sunday due to low visibility. Sofar, 32 flights have been diverted. Delhi Air Pollution: Residents Share Pictures and Videos of Smog and Zero Visibility as NCR Continues to Struggle With Severe Air Quality (View Pics).

"Due to low visibility, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. All CAT-II compliant pilots are able to operate. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is regretted," Indira Gandhi International Airport tweeted. ‘Delhi Air Quality’ Continues to Trend on Twitter As Pollution Levels Rise to Emergency Mark in the National Capital, Check Viral Pics and Videos.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the Centre to take immediate steps to tackle extreme pollution. "Pollution has reached unbearable levels across North India. Delhi government taken many steps. Delhiites have made many sacrifices. Delhi suffering for no fault of theirs. Punjab CM also expressed concern. The centre should take immediate steps to provide relief. We will support Centre in all initiatives," he tweeted.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority has declared a "public health emergency" on Friday after the pollution levels rose to the emergency category for the first time since January.