Fog and poor visibility in Delhi delays city-bound trains, flights

The schedule departure of the train 12011 Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi was 7.40 am.

By: Express News Serivice | Chandigarh | Updated: December 2, 2016 7:56 pm

Chandigarh-bound trains and flights were affected owing to foggy conditions in Delhi on Thursday.  The railway and airport officials said several trains and flights reached late to the city. According to the airport authorities, all flights originating from Delhi arrived late at Chandigarh International Airport because of poor visibility at the Delhi airport. The arrival of the flight got delayed maximum by four hours. An airport official said flights of Jet Airways, Indigo, Spicejet and other airlines from Delhi were delayed.

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The departure of the flights from Chandigarh to Delhi also got affected due to late arrival of flights. An Indigo flight from Delhi (6E-3816) got delayed by four hours and four minutes. The officials said the flights arriving in the morning were badly affected. Meanwhile, the rail traffic also was hit on Thursday. Several trains that departed from Delhi early morning towards Chandigarh reached late to the city. The schedule departure of the train 12011 Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi was 7.40 am. It, however, departed at 10.05 am and reached the city at 2.05 pm. The actual arriving time of the train was 11 am. A railways official said several other trains passing through Delhi and destined for Chandigarh got affected because of poor visibility in Delhi.