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Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi; 18 trains cancelled, 49 delayed

In order to avoid delay and cancellation of trains owing to zero visibility in dense winter fog, the Indian Railways has initiated installation of fog safety devices in northern trains. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6, 2018 1:54:22 pm
A foggy morning in Delhi NCR (Express Photo/Praveen Jain)

Railway services in the Delhi NCR region were badly hit due to foggy conditions on Saturday, with temperatures dropping to 4.2 degrees Celcius, three notches below the season’s average. The Railways had to cancel 18 trains while 49 were delayed and 13 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India, reported IANS. Visibility at 8.30 am was around 400 metres.

According to the MeT department, Sunday could see shallow fog, with the maximum temperature dipping by a notch at 19°C. Major trains such as the Duronto Express from Pune to Hazrat Nizamuddin is running late by five hours, while the Rajdhani Express from Bengaluru to New Delhi is also delayed by five hours.

Visibility at 8.30 am was around 400 metres. (Express Photo)

In order to avoid delay and cancellation of trains owing to zero visibility in dense winter fog, the Indian Railways has initiated installation of fog safety devices in northern trains. The device, a GPS-based system, will be placed in the driver’s cabin. It alerts the driver of approaching signals on the track. The device will also help increase the speed of trains.

The Indian Railways also extended their toll-free SMS service to at least 1,373 trains, including Garib Rath, Duronto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Humsafar, Superfast and Premium trains among a few. This free SMS service is available to all the booked passengers who can enquire about trains running late by more than an hour.

The temperature dropped to 4.2 degrees Celcius on Saturday morning (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav/File)

Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were also affected due to low visibility. Airline officials on Wednesday had met Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and sought better fog prediction mechanism to avoid disruption in flight services during the winter. Following the meeting, Sinha had tweeted, “Chaired a meeting with all aviation stakeholders to review and refine the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fog-affected days. Many constructive suggestions received: more inputs welcome.”

Here is a list of major trains affected in Delhi and adjourning states due to prevailing conditions.

12427 REWA EXP FROM REWA TO ANAND VIHAR
12033 CNB NDLS SHT KANPUR CENTRAL NEW DELHI
12401 MAGADH EXP ISLAMPUR DELHI
12487 SEEMANCHAL E XP JOGBANI ANAND VIHAR T
12423 DIBRUGARH RAJDHANI DIBRUGARH TOWN NEW DELHI
18238 DIBRUGARH RAJDHANI AMRITSAR BILASPUR
12801 PURUSHOTTAM EXP PURI NEW DELHI
12397 MAHABODHI EXP GAYA NEW DELHI
12313 SEALDAH RAJDHANI SEALDAH NEW DELHI
12565 BIHAR SKRANTI BARBANGA NEW DELHI
12553 VAISHALI EXP BARAUNI NEW DELHI
15707 ASR KIR EXP KATIHAR DELHI
12417 PRAYAGRAJ EXP. ALLAHABAD NEW DELHI
12225 KAIFIAT EXP. AZAMGARH DELHI
12621 TAMIL NADU EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL NEW DELHI
11057 ASR DADAR EXP AMRITSAR NEW DELHI
12555 GORAKHDHAM EXP GORAKHPUR HISSAR
13483 FARRKA EXP MALDATOWN DELHI
12309 RJPB NDLS RAJDHANI RAJENDER NAGAR NEW DELHI
12559 SHIV GANGA EXP. MANDUADIH NEW DELHI
12447 UP SAMPARK KRANTI MANIKPUR H NIZAMUDDIN
12367 VIKRAMSHILA EXP BHAGALPUR ANAND VIHAR T
12381 POORVA EXP HOWRAH NEW DELHI
12409 GONDWANA EXP RAIGARH H NIZAMUDDIN
18102 JAT MURI JAMMU TAWI DELHI
12312 KALKA MAIL KALKA HOWRAH                                                                                                                                              14732 FAZILKA DELHI EXP FAZILKA DELHI JN
14723 KALINDI EXP KANPUR CANTRAL BHIWANI
12259 SEALDAH DURONTO EXP SEALDAH NEW DELHI
11078 JHELUM EXP JAMMU TAWI PUNE
12138 PUNJAB MAIL FIROZPUR CANTT MUMBAI CENTRAL
12301 KOLKATA RAJDHANI EXP HOWRAH NEW DELHI
14055 BRAMPUTRAMAIL EXP DIBRUGARH DELHI
12815 NANDAN KANAN EXP PURI NEW DELHI
12505 NORTHEAST GUWAHATI ANAND VIHAR T                                                                                                                      12397 MAHABODHI EXP GAYA NEW DELHI
14055 BRAMPUTRAMAIL EXP DIBRUGARH DELHI
12275 ALD NDLS DURANTO ALLAHABAD NEW DELHI
12393 SAMPOORNA KRANTI EXP RAJENDER NAGAR NEW DELHI
12401 MAGADH EXP ISLAMPUR DELHI                                                                                                                                        12279 TAJ EXP JHANSI H NIZAMUDDIN
22403 PDY NDLS EXP PODICHERY NEW DELHI
12171 LTT HARIDWAR AC EXP LOKMANYATILAK HARIDWAR
12557 SAPT KRANTI EXP MUZAFFARPUR ANAND VIHAR T
12414 JAMMU AII EXP JAMMU TAWI AJMER JN
22823 BBS RAJDHANI BHUVANEWAR NEW DELHI
12453 RNC NDLS RAJ RANCHI NEW DELHI                                                                                                                                  12443 HLZ ANVT EXP HALDIA ANAND VIHAR T
14623 PATALKOT EXP CHHINDWARA DELHI S ROHILLA
12919 MALWA EXP INDORE SHRI MATA V DEVI
12779 GOA EXP VASCO D GAMA H NIZAMUDDIN
12621 TAMIL NADU EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL NEW DELHI
12155 BHOPAL EXP HABIBGANJ H NIZAMUDDIN
12189 MAHAKOSHAL EXP JABALPUR NIZAMUDDIN
12192 SHRI DHAM EXP JABALPUR NEW DELHI
12715 SACHKHAND EXP NEEDED AMRITSAR
12485 SHRI GANGANAGAR EXP NEEDED SHRI GANGANAGAR
12617 MANGALA EXP ERNAKULAM NIZAMUDDIN
18477 UTKAL EXP PURI HARIDWAR
12716 SACHKHAND EXP AMRITSAR NANDED
22417 MAHAMANA EXP VARANASI NEW DELHI
15273 SATYAGRAH EXP RAXAUL ANAND VIHAR T
15279 POORABIYA EXP SAHARSA ANAND VIHAR T
15909 AVADH ASAAM EXP LALGARH DIBRUGARH
12410 GONDWANA EXP H.NIZAMUDDIN RAIGARH
12398 MAHABODHI EXP NEW DELHI GAYA
12311 HWH KLK MAIL HOWARA KALKA
12825 JHARKHAND EXP RANCHI NEW DELHI
13413 FARRKA EXP MALDATOWN DELHI
12273 HWH NDLS DURANTO HOWRAH NEW DELHI
12559 SHIV GANGA EXP. MANDUADIH NEW DELHI
12569 JAYNAGAR G. RATH EXP JAYNAGAR ANAND VIHAR T
12401 MAGADH EXP ISLAMPUR DELHI
12172 HW LTT AC SUP EXP HARIDWAR LOKMANYA TILAK
12482 INTERCITY EXP SHRI GANGANAGAR DELHI
12641 TRIKKURAL EXP KANYAKUMARI H NIZAMUDDIN
12721 NZM EXPRESS HYDRABAD DECCAN H NIZAMUDDIN
22691 RAJDAHANI EXP KSR BANGLURU H NIZAMUDDIN
12263 NZM DURONTO PUNE H NIZAMUDDIN
12409 GONDWANA EXP RAIGARH H NIZAMUDDIN
22419 SUHELDEV EXP GAZIPUR CITY ANAND VIHAR T
12391 SHARAMJEEVI EXP RAJGIR NEW DELHI
14257 KASHI VISHNATH EXP VARANASI NEW DELHI

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