Kolkata, December 12, 2012:
Thick fog is creating a travel hazard at Bagdogra airport. All seven flights from the airport had to be canceled on Monday and five the previous day.
Bagdogra airport is the only gateway to Darjeeling and Sikkim by air.
The thick fog made it difficult to see some traffic signs at intersections before daylight.
This situation is a big blow for the tourism industry of Sikkim.
Pic: Bagdogra International Airport near Siliguri. Gateway to Sikkim by Air.
In the mean while flight operations at Kolkata airport has also been affected for an hour due to fog early Tuesday morning, airport sources said.
Fifteen flights were delayed by about 20-25 minutes each as visibility dropped sharply due to fog between 4.30am and 5.30am. Of these, 10 were departing flights.
With TOI inputs