Owing to the early onset of fog, the railways has decided not to run 28 trains from December 1, nearly three weeks ahead of schedule, for the safety of passengers.
Services of 28 trains will remain cancelled and 8 trains will be partially cancelled from December 1 this year till January 31 next year as per the decision.
Earlier, railways had announced the cancellation of these trains from December 20.
"Fog has occurred earlier this year than what is normally forecast and also as compared to last year. That is why the decision was taken for advancing the schedule of cancelled trains," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The cancellation of trains is being announced in advance so that travellers can plan their alternative journeys accordingly and are put to minimum inconvenience.
Hatia Sampark Kranti Express, Howrah Janta Express, Sitamarhi Lichhvi Express, Kanpur Shatabdi, Dehradun Ujjaini Express, and Amritsar Intercity Express are among the 28 trains which will remain cancelled for two months from December.
He said full refund can be availed by those passengers who have already booked in the trains which have been cancelled from 1st December 2011 onwards.