By SUNIL Sonkar
New Delhi, Jan. 22 — The prolonged spell of thick fog in Delhi this season was the worst since 2003. It has put off travel plans, took calls on sending kids to school, rescheduled appointments and also an effort to avoid night driving. It has again affected the life in Delhi.
In fact the blanket of fog is stretching from Bangladesh to Pakistan and it has covered large parts of the northwest plains. Since Tuesday night the thick fog has held New Delhi in its grip.
The fog has also disrupted the air, rail and road traffic in the worst way and also has made the Delhiites to change their plans according to the prediction of fog by the Met department for the next day.
Delhiites who are having the bad time with this blanket of fog are school children and their parents.
The Met office predicts that heavy fog is likely to be there during the R-Day celebrations, which will mark the sixty years of Indian Republic.
On Thursday the thick fog was almost 15 hours and the worst of this season. The airport was covered in longest dense fog of the season and the visibility was as low as 100-175 m in mornings these days. About 25 flights were cancelled and almost 200 being delayed.