Over 70 flights diverted from Delhi due to dust storm

Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India says Met Department

The rain and dust storm brought traffic to a halt on the roads of NCR, while flight operations at Indira Gandhi International Airport were put on hold, according to news agency ANI.

At least 10 people have been reported dead in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh which was recently hit by two such incidents within a week, taking over 100 lives.

The MeT department had earlier today warned that 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness the harsh change in weather.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to condole the lives lost due to thunderstorm.

Charan Singh, Scientist of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours. Delhi Metro services, too, were hampered.


As many as 53 people were killed, including 39 in Uttar Pradesh, due to lightning and thunderstorms in four states since last night, the Home Ministry said today.

Five deaths have been reported from Kasganj, three from Bulandshahr and two each from Ghaziabad and Saharanpur. Railway officials said two uprooted trees blocked railway tracks at two places in Lucknow division. The meteorological office also forecast rain in isolated parts of east Uttar Pradesh and said the weather is most likely to remain dry in west UP.

Just after the dust storm hit Delhi and the National Capital Region, Delhi, Gurugram and Noida received heavy to moderate rains. The storm interrupts CM Arvind Kejriwal's programme in Delhi's IP Extension.

In a sudden change of weather, the sky turned cloudy around 4:30 pm and gusty winds swept the city. Traffic came to a crawl at several areas in Delhi as the strong wind picked up dust and swirled them around, reducing visibility.

The Northern Railways said the train movement was disrupted on the section between the Hazrat Nizamuddin and Palwal stations due to tree felling.

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