Foggy weather around New Delhi and adjoining areas continued to disrupt flight and train services even on Thursday. News agency ANI reported that 13 trains which were scheduled to arrive in New Delhi got cancelled and as many as 53 trains were arriving late in the national Capital. Poor visibility on the tracks led to rescheduling of 23 trains.
Also, a total of 8 flights were delayed on Thursday among which were the five arriving international flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Early morning reports suggest that three domestic flights were delayed (Two scheduled for arrival and one for departure from IGIA) and one was cancelled. Low visibility on the runway had been causing a lot of cancellations and delays over the past few days.
The northern India region is reeling under a cold spell leading to frequent cancellation and delay of transport services. Even on Wednesday as many as 61 trains had been running late which were scheduled to arrive in New Delhi area. In Uttar Pradesh, 17 trains were running late on Wednesday.
Foggy weather conditions in states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar and Haryana caused inconvenience in roadway transport services as well. Low visibility on the highways caused states like Uttar Pradesh to experience connectivity issues. However, there may not be any respite soon. According to weather reports, the cold wave is likely to intensify in the coming days.