Passengers harassed as 11 flights delayed, 2 cancelled

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 23:57 IST
Flights were delayed and two of them were cancelled due to foggy weather conditions during early morning hours in Chandigarh on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

As many as 11 flights were delayed by three-four hours while two flights were even cancelled due to foggy weather conditions during early morning hours on Saturday.

The Indigo flight between Chandigarh and Delhi and the evening GoAir flight between Chandigarh and Mumbai were cancelled.

Meanwhile, the morning GoAir Chandigarh-Mumbai flight delayed by around four hours, while the Indigo flight (6E 478) between Chandigarh and Bengaluru was delayed by three hours.

The Air India (464) Chandigarh-Delhi flight was delayed by 55 minutes and JetKonnect (3658), Chandigarh-Delhi flight, was delayed by 30 minutes. Meanwhile, other flights between Chandigarh and Srinagar, Chandigarh and Delhi, and Chandigarh and Mumbai were delayed around 40-50 minutes.

Officials of the airlines, however, said as of now, there was no updated schedule whether the flights would delayed or cancelled due to the French President’s visit on January 24.

A passenger, Ajay, who had to wait for eight hours at the airport due to the cancellation of the flights, said, “Passengers are feeling harassed, the authorities should ideally inform us about the delay and cancellation in advance. Now I will have to go to Delhi first and then take a flight to Mumbai.”

Meanwhile on Thursday, the Northern Railways Ambala division restored the three trains - Paschim Express, Ambala-Kalka Express and Shane Punjab Express - with effect from January 25; they were earlier cancelled in an anticipation of heavy fog. The trains will be running as per their scheduled time.

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