Train services severely hit due to dense fog in north India
About 100 inbound and outbound trains were running behind schedule, ranging from four to over 30 hours, railway officials said.india Updated: Dec 09, 2016 11:48 IST
Train services were severely crippled across North India on Friday as dense fog reduced visibility in several states but flights in and out of Delhi were operating on schedule, officials said.
About 100 inbound and outbound trains were running behind schedule, ranging from four to over 30 hours, railway officials said.
A total of 72 trains were delayed, 30 rescheduled and two cancelled due to a thick blanket of fog across the northern plains, they said.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said visibility at Palam airport at 5.30 am was around 600 metres. News agency ANI, however, said nine international and 15 domestic flights were delayed due to poor visibility.
Delhi: Nine international and 15 domestic flights delayed(arrival/departure) due to poor visibility #fog— ANI (@ANI_news) December 9, 2016
IMD recorded the minimum temperature at 8 degree Celsius while maximum is expected to be 25 degree Celsius.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is predicted to be in the “poor” category on Friday, according to state-run System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
(With inputs from agencies)