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Train schedule disrupted in Delhi, flight op normal at IGI

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 13:12

New Delhi: Delhi witnessed clear weather Monday but train schedules in the capital continued to be haywire due to the fog last week, with as many as 50 trains delayed by more than six hours.

"The weather condition in Delhi is better but not in other parts of the country. There is a heavy backlog leading to many delays and rescheduling of trains," a Northern Railways spokesperson told reporters.
Sixteen Delhi bound trains were running late Monday and three outbound trains - Northeast Express, Seemanchal Express and Bandra Garibrath Express - have been rescheduled.

In all, 30 trains have been cancelled Monday due to inclement weather conditions and of these 17 trains have been cancelled until Jan 31.

Flight operations normal at IGI airport

Flight operations at the IGI airport remained normal on Monday due to absence of fog.

"Flight operations are normal and all flights are operating as per schedule as the visibility was good last night and this morning," an airport official said.

The Delhi airport has not experienced any dense fog for the past three days.
However, some inbound and outbound flights were delayed due to poor weather conditions at the destination or originating cities.

According to the Met Department, the general visibility remained over 1,000 metres through the night and this morning while the runway visibility was over 2,000 metres.

Flight operations were disrupted at the airport last week due to dense fog.


First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 13:12

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