NEW DELHI: A total of 17 Delhi-bound trains were running late and six rescheduled due to fog in northern India on Thursday.
One train was cancelled due to foggy conditions.
Come winters and all north-bound trains get delayed for hours due to poor visibility during foggy weather, causing a ripple effect on the congested network. The dense fog forces drivers to slow down train speeds up to 15 kmph as a safety requirement -- resulting in delays ranging between four and 22 hours.
However, the railways' fog-preparedness still seems to inadequate as the much-talked-about LED fog lights and other technology in locomotives of north-bound trains -- aimed at increasing visibility for train drivers in adverse weather conditions -- is still in the trial stage.