Dense fog cripples Delhi: 81 trains delayed, flight operations affected

The Met has predicted that New Delhi will continue to reel under dense fog this week.

Dense fog cripples Delhi: 81 trains delayed, flight operations affected

The national capital witnessed a thick, dense blanket of fog, affecting landing and departure of early morning flights and schedule of trains. Several flights and trains were also delayed in several North India states.

Officials said 81 trains were running late, 21 have been rescheduled and three cancelled due to poor visibility in Delhi. Visibility levels were very low,  taking a toll on the morning traffic.


Media reports said the Met has predicted that New Delhi will continue to reel under dense fog this week.

Eight international flights are also delayed, three have been diverted and five domestic. Railway officials said that trains running late included Himgiri Express (26 hours), Amarnath Express (20 hours), Purbia Express (18 hours), Kaifiyat Express (19 hours), Avadh-Assam Express, Punjab Mail, Kota-Patna Express, Nauchandi Express, Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, Gareeb Rath, Mau-Anand Vihar Express, Triveni Express and many more.
 Due to timetables going haywire and continued fog, the railways cancelled four major trains -- 14258 Kashi-Vishwanath Express between Varanasi and New Delhi, Himgiri Express, Marudhar Express between Jaipur and Lucknow and the 12232 Chandigarh Express.flights have been delayed at the IGI Airport.

In Uttar Pradesh, foggy weather and biting cold have disrupted normal life in most parts of the state since last three days.

Several trains including Sealdah Delhi Sampark Kranti Express, which passes through UP, were cancelled while over two dozen trains were either running late or very late.Road transportation has also been affected in most parts of the state especially in the morning and evening hours.