Swarms of locusts blanket India’s national capital region — pilots and airlines alerted ahead
- On June 27, swarms of locusts were seen in several parts of Gurugram and on the Gurugram-Dwarka expressway near the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
- The Delhi Air Traffic Control (ATC) also directed pilots and airlines to take the necessary landing and take-off precautions.
- The Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has now called for an emergency meeting to tackle the situation.
- A square kilometer of locust swarm containing around 40 million locusts can eat as much food as 35,000 people would in a day.
- This is a first for Gurugram, the city has never been through a locust attack before.
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