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70 north-bound trains delayed due to fog


70 north-bound trains delayed due to fog

New Delhi/Chandigarh, December 1: Around 70 north-bound trains, including Rajdhani services, were delayed, while around 30 others were rescheduled due to fog on Thursday. Rajdhani trains from Kolkata, Sealdah, Bhubaneswar and Patna are among the trains that were three to five hours late, a Northern Railway official said.

Departure of around 30 trains was rescheduled due to bad conditions, he said.

The New Delhi-Darbhanga Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, New Delhi-Gaya Mahabodhi Express, New Delhi-Jabalpur Superfast Express, New Delhi-Hyderabad Deccan Telangana Express and New Delhi-Howrah Poorva Express are among the trains that were rescheduled.

Dense fog in several areas of and affected life in both states on Thursday morning.

Road and rail services were affected with traffic moving slowly. Reports from various places said that visibility was reduced to 50-200 metres at different places.

Hisar and its surrounding areas in Haryana were engulfed in thick fog on Thursday morning with visibility reduced to 50 to 100 metres. Traffic movement on the busy HIghway (NH-1), which runs through Punjab and Haryana, connecting Amritsar with Delhi, was also affected due to fog. Moderate to dense fog was reported from several parts of the national capital region (NCR) in Haryana comprising districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar, Hisar, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal and Rohtak. Dense fog was reported from several areas of the NH-1 between Ambala and Kundli border of Haryana and Delhi. In Punjab, fog was reported from Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar districts. The minimum temperature at most places in Haryana and Punjab hovered around 8-10 degrees Celsius.Met officials here said that foggy weather would prevail over the next few days.

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