Several trains were running late on Saturday due to foggy weather in the early morning, causing inconvenience to many passengers who had to wait for long hours at the railway station.
Howrah-Kalka mail which runs between Kalka and New Delhi; intercity express between Amritsar and Chandigarh and Chandigarh-Lucknow express were running late by 1-2 hours on Saturday. While Howrah-Lalka mail was running late by one hour and 30 minutes, Amritsar-Chandigarh was late by an hour and Chandigarh-Lucknow express was late by one hour and 10 minutes.
Three flights between Chandigarh and Delhi were also delayed. The flights which were delayed include Air India- Chandigarh-Delhi, Spicejet-Chandigarh-Delhi and the Jet Airways flight between Chandigarh-Bombay. They were delayed by an hour.
Meanwhile as per the schedule which was released in December 2015, five Shatabdi express trains which would include- 12005 (Monday/ Wednesday), 12011 (Tuesday/ Sunday), 12012 (Tuesday/ Sunday), 12046 (Thursday) and 12045(Thursday) will remain cancelled twice a week.
The new schedule will come in force from January 9 and would remain till February end. A total of eight trains plying from the city or making a halt here will also be cancelled for approximately two and half months.
The other trains which will remain cancelled include Lucknow-Chandigarh (12231) from January 9, Chandigarh-Amritsar (12241) which will remain cancelled on Tuesdays; Chandigarh-Amritsar (12411) and Amritsar-Chandigarh (12412) which will remain cancelled every Friday; Lucknow-Chandigarh (15011) on Wednesday and Friday; Chandigarh-Allahbad (14218) on Tuesday and Friday ; Allahbad-Chandigarh (14217) on Wednesday and Friday; Chandigarh-Lucknow (12232) on Thursday and Saturday; Amritsar-Chandigarh (12242) on Wednesday and Chandigarh-Lucknow (15012) on Wednesday and Saturday.