PM Modi’s flight diverted due to bad weather


Bad weather in Delhi tonight forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane to take a detour to Jaipur while it was flying from Karnataka to the National Capital.

Modi, according to PTI, was his way back home from Karnataka where he addressed a public meeting in Devangere, when a storm hit Delhi forcing his plane to divert to Jaipur, sources said.

The plane landed in Jaipur at around 9.15 pm. After a stoppage of over two hours the flight again took off from Jaipur and landed in Delhi around midnight.

Squalls and dust storms accompanied with light rains lashed the national capital this evening. Light rains hit the capital city at around 9 PM. A dust storm blowing at a speed of 92 km per hour hit Palam observatory, while it hit Safdarjung at a speed of 52 km per hour, MeT said.

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