Rajasthan News

Jaipur Air Traffic Remains Unaffected By Fog And Mist In Neighboring States

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 27, 2012

The air travelers heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday when despite fog and mist in Delhi and neighboring states, the air traffic at the Jaipur airport was smooth. However, mercury continued to take a dip across the state. Mount Abu in hills and Churu in plains remained coldest at a low of 2.4 and 2.5 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Officials of the Jaipur airport said that in the last couple of days at least six Delhi-bound flights were diverted to Jaipur airport following poor visibility while Jaipur-bound flights from Delhi also landed late. With the sky being clear on Wednesday, the flight movement was smooth. “Not even a single flight was diverted to Jaipur airport. Most of the Delhi-bound flights took off on time. The traffic was smooth,” said Paul Manickam, director, Airport Authority of India, Jaipur.

Jaipur recorded a low of 6.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.

Fog and mist were witnessed in the eastern districts including Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli and Dholpur due to which traffic was obstructed at the national highway connecting Jaipur to Agra during the early hours. The early morning buses to Agra took 6 to 8 hours against the usual five hours. Also, half-a-dozen Jaipur-bound trains arrived late.

Met said the ongoing spell of chill will continue for the next couple of days, especially in the eastern and northern parts of the state. In the next 24 hours, the mercury will plunge and early morning ground frost is likely at many places.

Pilani recorded a low of 3.7 degrees Celsius, Sriganganagar 4.1, Chittorgarh 5.3, Bikaner 6.1, Udaipur 6.5, Kota 8.6, Jaisalmer 8.8, Ajmer 9.7, Jodhpur 10.2 and Barmer recorded a minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Alwar collector has declared the holidays in school seeing the present condition. The notice issued reads, ” The school from class 1 to 5 will be closed till 5th. While , after 6th the school hours will one hour late.”

src: TOI


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