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Fog disrupts flight, train schedules in north India

delhi Updated: Dec 27, 2010 11:17 IST

Heavy fog over north India on Monday disrupted train and air traffic forcing authorities to reschedule five trains and delay and divert 70 flights.

Owing to low visibility, the Railways rescheduled five trains including the Bhopal Shatabdi, Amritsar Shatabdi, Seemanchal Express and Taj Express.

55 trains are running late due to the foggy conditions, including Purshottam Express, Poorva Express, Farakka Express and Sealdha and Howraj Rajdhanis, railway officials sad.

Fog started to descend on the airport around 8pm on Sunday night and gradually became dense, forcing airport authorities to implement low visibility procedure (LVP).

Around 23 flights coming to the national capital had to be diverted to nearby airports due to the foggy conditions, an airport official said.

The runway visibility hovered between 50 to 175 metres through the night, resulting in disruptions in flight operations.

On Sunday, over 100 flights were affected when fog enveloped the airport. Over 40 flights, including 14 international ones, were diverted while 38 were cancelled.

The railways have also cancelled some trains due to the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan. The trains cancelled include the Kota Janshatabdi and Ajmer Shatabdi.

The Dehradun Bandra Express and Mumbai Janata Express will not run for the next seven days, the officials said.