FOG IMPEDES TRAINS, FLIGHTS IN NORTHERN INDIA

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SOURCE: ANI
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Fog impedes trains, flights in northern India
KEYWORDS: India, fog, winter, New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Dense fog enveloping parts of northern India disrupts travel plans of people as trains and flights are delayed or cancelled owing to reduced visibility.
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LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 16, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI – NO ACCESS ARD/BBC)
1. EXTERIOR OF RAILWAY STATION
2. PAN OF PASSENGERS SEATED IN WAITING AREA
3. MAN LOOKING AT A BOARD SHOWING TRAIN TIMINGS
4. CLOSE OF A BOARD SHOWING TRAIN TIMINGS
5. PASSENGERS GATHERED AT ENQUIRY COUNTER
6. BOARD READING (English) 'LUCKNOW'
7. A TRAIN ARRIVING AT A PLATFORM
8. MORE OF TRAIN ARRIVING
9. PASSENGERS WALKING
10. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A PASSENGER, AJAY SINGH, SAYING: "I have to go to Dehradun. Train is delayed by five to six hours. I am here since early morning, but there is no information of the train."
KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 16, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI – NO ACCESS ARD/BBC)
11. EXTERIOR OF KANPUR RAILWAY STATION/PASSENGERS RUSHING
12. BOARD READING (English) 'KANPUR CENTRAL'
13. BOARD SHOWING TRAIN TIMINGS
14. PASSENGERS GATHERED INSIDE THE STATION
15. PASSENGERS GATHERED AT ENQUIRY COUNTER
16. A FOGGY PLATFORM
17. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A PASSENGER, SUNNY, SAYING: "I have to go to Farrukhabad for (police) recruitment, but my train has been delayed by an hour and there is no information,"
NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 16, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI – NO ACCESS ARD/BBC)
18. PASSENGERS WALKING WITH THEIR LUGGAGE
19. MORE OF PASSENGERS WALKING WITH THEIR LUGGAGE
20. A BOARD SHOWING FLIGHT TIMINGS
21. CLOSE OF A BOARD SHOWING FLIGHT TIMINGS
22. PASSENGERS SITTING INSIDE AIRPORT
23. PASSENGERS ENTERING AIRPORT
STORY: Dense fog enveloping parts of northern India on Friday (December 16) disrupted travel plans of people as trains and flights were delayed or cancelled owing to reduced visibility.
Chaotic scenes played out at the railway stations across Uttar Pradesh state as clueless passengers waited for their trains at platforms blanketed by fog. Passengers complained that the authorities were of no help.
"I have to go to Dehradun. Train is delayed by five to six hours. I am here since early morning, but there is no information of the train," said a passenger in Lucknow city, Ajay Singh.
"I have to go to Farrukhabad for (police) recruitment, but my train has been delayed by an hour and there is no information," said a passenger in Kanpur city, Sunny.
People donned layers of clothing to shield themselves against the cold.
A group of students headed for police recruitment were stranded in Kanpur city.
"I have to go to Farrukhabad for recruitment (in police) but, train have been delayed by an hour and there is no information," said a student, Sunny.
Meanwhile, flights were delayed by hours due to poor visibility at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
South Asia's winters are not as cold as other regions such as North America, but the millions of poor here are hit harder because they live in the open and do not have enough warm clothes.

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