Poor visibility in the city delays 12 flights

MOHALI: As many as 12 incoming flights were delayed due to poor visibility on Tuesday.

With the Chandigarh International Airport yet to be equipped with advanced instrument landing system, the airline operators fear they may lose business this winter, too, as passengers will opt for other means of transport to avoid flight delays and cancellations.

Bad weather threw flight operations into disarray at Srinagar and Kullu, too. An Indigo flight, which was scheduled to take off from Srinagar airport at 9:30am, departed at 11.57am. This delayed its arrival at Chandigarh.

A Kulu-Chandigarh flight of Air India subsidiary Alliance Air was 34 minutes behind schedule. An Air India flight from Delhi arrived 46 minutes late, Air Asia Bengaluru flight got delayed by over an hour and others by 15 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, smog delayed the arrival of seven trains at Chandigarh railway station on Tuesday. New Delhi-Kalka morning Shatabdi, which was scheduled to reach here at 11.10am, was 1.13 hour late. Lucknow-Chandigarh Express was late by an hour. Unchahar Express was 3.45 hours behind schedule and Bandra Express by an hour. Sadbhavana Express faced a delay of 40 minutes and Barmer-Kalka of 23 minutes.

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