Dense Fog causes 42 Delayed And 4 Canceled
By Vamsi Krishna N : 23-Dec-2016
According to a railway official, dense fog causes a delay for 42 trains and cancellation of 4 trains, in the north India on Friday.
Northern Railway officials have stated that, while the Brahmaputra Express was running late by about 24 hours, the Swatantra Senaani Express was running late by 27 hours, the Shaheed Express was running late by 15 hours from the schedule.
Meanwhile, the officials have also reported that due to dense fog, four numbers of the trains have been rescheduled causing troubles for the passengers.
However, due to dense fog, there is no effect on any of the flight operations, the Delhi International Airport Limited said in a statement, the manages and operates the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Owing to the reduced visibility in North India, caused by the dense fog in the winter season, Indian Railways have decided to cancel 78 trains until January 15, next year, in most parts of North India. Of the 78 trains that have been canceled in North India due to dense fog, some of them included are Sealdha Express, North East Express, Begumpura Express, Lucknow Double Decker Express, Gorakhpur Weekly Express, Jaipur Chandigarh Express and also Mau Express.
An Indian Railway official said in a statement to the media that, “Since the visibility has been reduced due to dense fog situation, we have taken precautionary measures by announcing the cancellation of these trains in advance.”
Of the 78 train services that have been canceled, there are 34 train services in Northern Zone that also include, Chandigarh-Amritsar Express, Rohtak Intercity, Varanasi-Dehradun Express, Lichchavi Express and Unchahar Express that will remain canceled until January 15.
The Railway authorities have also directed the loco drivers to drive cautiously according to the strict instructions laid out, in the foggy weather conditions