At least 69 trains were delayed, 22 rescheduled and eight trains were cancelled due to the shallow fog in national capital, the Northern Railway said on Monday.
the Rajendra Nagar Terminal-New Delhi Sampoorna Kranti Express was delayed by over 24 hours while the Sitamarhi-Anand Vihar Lichavi Express was delayed by over 25 hours.
The cancelled trains include — New Delhi-Varanasi Mahanama Express, Delhi-Azamgarh Kaifiyat Express, Anand Vihar-Mau Express, Sriganganagar-Delhi Intercity, Delhi-Fazlika Intercity, Delhi-Alipurdwar Mahananda Express and Raxual-Delhi Sadbhawana Express.
However, contrary to the railways, no flights were delayed or cancelled today, informed the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). As per a Times of India report, North India is engulfed in fog and following this passengers had to nearly wait for 3 to 24 hours to board their respective train.
” It is actually smog and not fog that has surrounded the National Capital Region (NCR) and many parts of North India. In low visibility conditions, we have only one system that is the anti-fog device and apparently, such devices are not installed in most of the trains, due to which the trains have to restrict themselves at a speed of 50 kms/hr,” said AK Singhal, Divisional railway manager (DRM) Moradabad.
Meanwhile, on Monday the capital city saw a moderately foggy morning with the minimum temperature at 12.4 degrees Celsius, , a notch below the season’s average.