Power disruption, fog affect rail operation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 22:05

New Delhi: Disruption in power supply coupled with foggy weather affected rail operations on Thursday with many trains running late by several hours.

Besides fog, the ongoing strike by the employees of electricity distribution and transmission companies of Haryana adversely affected the rail operation, a senior Northern Railway official said.

Sixteen trains, including Seemanchal Express, Jharkhand Express and Gomati Express, are running behind schedule due to the fog.
Employees of Uttar Haryana Bili Vitran Nigam Limited, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited and Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited have gone on strike since January 21.

"This is severely affecting smooth railway operation in important sections like Delhi-Ambala, Delhi-Palwal, Delhi-Bhatinda and Delhi-Rewari sections," the official said.
He said the strike has caused frequent power failures at important stations on these sections, which was not only causing inconvenience to railway commuters but also affecting passenger amenities at these stations.

First Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 22:05
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