Chandigarh airport shut after cloud of dust envelops city; all national, international flights remain suspended
Local Met office director Surinder Paul reportedly said that western disturbances were approaching the region which will bring rains either on Friday night or Saturday morning and help improve the situation. Further, he added that the dust will settle down after the rainfall. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, air quality deteriorated because of dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan, which increased coarser particles in the air.
As a cloud of dust hangs over north Indian plains for the fourth day today, all national and international flights from the Chandigarh International Airport were suspended. Image source: Reuters