Thousands stranded as 90 trains delayed, 16 cancelled due to fog

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded on Monday, as 90 trains were delayed and 16 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India.

According to a Northern Railway official, the Lichchvi Express was running 34 hours behind its schedule, the Amritsar New Delhi Express was 30 hours late and the 12401 Islampur-New Delhi Magadh Express was delayed by 25 hours.

The official said that 49 trains were rescheduled as the visibility dropped to 400 metres on Monday.

The railways has rescheduled New Delhi-Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Express, which will now depart at 4.40 a.m. instead of its scheduled time of 5.05 p.m.

Even the New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express was rescheduled to 10.10 p.m. instead of its scheduled time of 4.55 p.m., while the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express has been rescheduled for 9.30 p.m.

Meanwhile, according to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which manages operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here, no flight was cancelled on Monday, though a few international flights arriving in Delhi were delayed.

–IANS

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