As per notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued for Delhi International Airport (IGI) for chartered (non-scheduled) flights, no transit flight will be allowed to land between 6:00 am-10:00 am and 4:00 pm-7:00 pm on Independence Day, August 15.
With a spike of 37,148 cases and 587 deaths reported in India on Tuesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 11,55,191, according to the Union Ministry of Health.
With the resumption of domestic flight operations, Vistara Airlines on Monday started its operation with the first flight to Bhubaneswar from the national capital.
But there were no flights available for Istanbul as India had suspended all commercial flight services due to COVID-19, he told the authorities.
Provisions are being made to ensure personal protective equipment like masks, gloves and face shields for the safety of all employees. All staff will be screened at entry gate for checking body temperature.
On Tuesday also the pollution level of the national capital remained in the 'severe' category with AQI crossing 430 prompting System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
"Over 500 flights were delayed, and 21 others were diverted as the pilots are not compliant CAT III-B. Five flights have been cancelled due to dense fog at the Delhi airport," said an airport official.
A dense layer of fog enveloped the area in and around New Delhi railway station this morning and as many as 30 trains are running late due to low visibility in the Northern Railway region. Moreover, due to bad weather, flight operations at the New Delhi airport have also been affected.
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