New Delh, 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 weather 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 Haryana and Punjab 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 National 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.
Fog disrupts flight operations in Delhi
It was a foggy Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.
An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that visibility early in the morning was less than 50 metres.
“The sky will remain clear during the day with moderate to dense fog in the morning,” the official said.
Poor visibility at Delhi and Mangalore affected Jet Airways and IndiGo airlines flights. Both airlines tweeted to cautions passengers.
“Please check your flight status,” Jet Airways said in a tweet.
“Few of our flights have been affected due to bad weather at Delhi,” said IndiGo airlines.
According to the weather office, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 26 degrees Celsius and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 98 per cent.
Wednesday’s maximum temperature settled at 25.9 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.
New Delh, December 1