Fog over parts of north India continued to disrupt train movement and flights to the city on Tuesday, causing inconvenience to commuters.
According to railway officials, Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express was delayed by 47 minutes while New Delhi – Kalka Shatabdi Express was late by more than two hours. Una – New Delhi Janshatabdi Express was late by over 40 minutes. Few other trains bound for Chandigarh in the Ambala division were delayed due to fog.
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Dinesh Kumar, Divisional Railways Manager (DRM), Ambala division of the Northern Railway, told Chandigarh Newsline they were monitoring the situation carefully and trains would be only cancelled if the situation got worse. “On Tuesday, around 20 trains of the Ambala division were delayed due to fog in Haryana, Punjab and also in National Capital Region,” said the DRM.
This year the railway board will not cancel trains on its own, but the railway zones have been asked to go for cancellation if required.
Air traffic at the Chandigarh International Airport, too, was hit by dense fog at the Delhi airport. Airport officials said flights originating from Delhi were badly hit. IndiGo flights originating from Delhi were delayed by over one hour.