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Smog hits flight services in Chennai

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Air traffic here Monday suffered delays due to following the festival where old items are burnt, officials said.

According to airport officials, arrival and departure of ten flights to and from various destinations including Pune and Bengaluru suffered delay of about an hour due to the

is celebrated in a day ahead of the of 'Pongal', where old items like mats are put to fire in a symbolic gesture of doing away with the old and ushering in the new.

Incidentally, 'Pongal,' marks the birth of the auspicious Tamil month 'Thai'.

The Board (TNPCB) has also been carrying out awareness campaigns for a 'smoke-free' and has been particularly warning against burning plastic material and tyres.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 11:10 IST
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