Flights delayed due to Smog in Chennai

Air traffic in Chennai suffered delays today due to smog following the Bhogi festival where old items are burnt, officials said.

Airport officials said arrival and departure of 10 flights to and from various destinations including Pune and Bengaluru suffered delay of about an hour due to the smog.

Bhogi is celebrated in Tamil Nadu a day ahead of the harvest festival of ‘Pongal’. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been carrying out awareness campaigns for a ‘smoke-free’ Bhogi and has been particularly warning against burning plastic material and tyres.

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