Dust storm hits Delhi, flights affected at IGI airport
The dust storm had plunged Delhi into darkness and this had an effect on the traffic as the lights went off causing pandemonium in various large intersections across the city. To add to the misery was the fact that due to the dust, the visibility was down to a few metres and the assault of the wind and dust particles on the eyes had many people rubbing them to get relief. The effect in Lutyens' Delhi was spellbinding though as the major edifices were spectacularly covered by dust even as the drizzle tried to cut through the shroud.
The storm hit at a time when office goers were set to head home and the high winds, dust and the following rain left them no choice but to stay indoors. Image source: IANS