Poor visibility: 16 flights delayed, 4 cancelled due to fog in Chandigarh and Amritsar
As many as 16 flights were delayed and four cancelled due to poor visibility as the region remained engulfed in fog for the second day on Friday. In Chandigarh alone, 15 flights were delayed and three cancelled.punjab Updated: Dec 10, 2016 10:39 IST
As many as 16 flights were delayed and four cancelled due to poor visibility as the region remained engulfed in fog for the second day on Friday.
In Chandigarh alone, 15 flights were delayed and three were cancelled.
The fog also had its impact on the flights coming and going from the Sree Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar.
The Jet Airways flight from New Delhi, which arrives in the holy city at 10.05 am, was cancelled due to poor visibility.
Besides, the Air India’s flight, which departs from New Delhi at 6.30 am and lands in Amritsar at 7.30 AM, was delayed by over six hours and landed at 1.35 pm.
TRAINS AFFECTED IN REGION
Five trains in the Ambala division, including the Nanded Express, were cancelled due to fog.
Railway officials said the Howrah-Sri Ganganagar Express (13007) was cancelled on Friday and it will remain cancelled on Saturday.
Besides, the Howrah-Jammu Himgiri Expresses (12331) and Jammu-Howrah Himgiri Express (12332) will remain cancelled till Sunday.
In Ferozepur division, Fazilka- Delhi Intercity Express was also cancelled.
The Amritsar-Jai Nagar Saryu Yamuna Express (14650) has been cancelled for Saturday.
Meanwhile, most trains on the Delhi-Chandigarh route were delayed by over half an hour, including the Shatabdis. However, no train was cancelled on the Chandigarh route.
In Amritsar, as many as 12 trains were delayed, including the Amritsar–New Delhi Shatabdi, Shane-e-Punjab, Howrah Mail, Jansewa Express and Chhattisgarh Express.