Seasonal fog delays north-bound trains

With the onset of winters, seasonal fog has caused trains in the northern region to run off their schedule.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 15:23 IST

It's that time of the year again when schedules all along get disarrayed. Not surprisingly then, thepunctuality of trains has been affected due to onset of winter and seasonal fog in the northern region.

A number of trains including Nauchandi Express, Shramjeevi Express, Ala Hazrat Express and Doon Express etc, have been getting delayed due to fog in the northern region.

According to a release from the Railway Ministry, to ensure safe movement of passengers, the trains are being run at lower speeds. However, the slow movement of trains causes bunching on the tracks and at terminal stations.

More trains -passenger and freight, are expected to be delayed due to the onset of winter and thickening of fog in the days to come the release said.

The Railways have requested the passengers and other concerned persons to check up train arrival and departure timings through internet, voicemail or telephone service of the railways.

First Published: Nov 10, 2006 15:23 IST