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Fog hits flight, train schedules

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 05, 2013
First Published: 00:43 IST(5/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(5/1/2013)

Flight and train services were again affected on Friday due to low visibility triggered by heavy fog.


Flights operating after midnight were the most affected as visibility started improving only after 4am.

While 11 flights were cancelled and three were diverted, another 100 were delayed by two hours to eight hours.

The Met department said the condition is likely to remain the same during the weekend.

Officials said runway visibility is likely to dip below 200m at 1.30am on Saturday but flights can land and take off from Runway 28 that can handle flight operations under CAT III conditions, when the visibility is above 50m.

Trains affected
Fog severely affected train operations as Northern Railway cancelled several trains. While 25 trains were running late on Friday, 19 were cancelled and another 26 were rescheduled.

Northern Railway decided to cancel several passenger trains from January 4 to February 17

“In case there is no fog, cancelled trains may be restored,” a spokesperson said.

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