31 trains cancelled due to dense fog

Thirty-one trains were on Wednesday cancelled due to the dense fog that enveloped the northern region.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2011, 22:38 PM IST

New Delhi: Thirty-one trains were on Wednesday cancelled due to the dense fog that enveloped the northern region.
While departure timings of seven trains were rescheduled,
31 trains are running several hours late, a Northern Railway
official.

West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express and Farakka Express
are running 24 hours and 18 hours, respectively, behind the
schedule.

Acknowledging inconvenience to passengers, the official
said "safety of passenger is the main issue for us. So trains
cannot be allowed to run in poor visibility condition."

Loco pilots are being instructed to run trains in slow
speed of 20km to 30 km per hour in foggy weather.
Railways have also partially cancelled 11 trains due to
the weather condition, the official said.

PTI