Trains cancelled due to fog in parts of N India

Railways decided to cancel a number of trains in the coming days because of the dense fog over parts of North India.

Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 22:11 PM IST

New Delhi: Railways on Monday decided to cancel a number of trains in the coming days as the dense fog over parts of North India continued to affected train movement, leading to late running and rescheduling of services over the last couple of weeks.

According to Northern Railway, Sitamarhi-Anand Vihar Terminal Licchavi Express will remain cancelled from December 22 onwards while Hatia-Anand Vihar Terminal Jharkhand SJ Express and Ujjain-Dehradun Ujjaini Express will remain cancelled from December 23 onwards.

Haridwar-Allahabad Express train will remain suspended from December 24 onwards, a Northern Railway spokesperson said.

The step was taken in view of foggy weather conditions in parts of North India, he said.
Railways today cancelled three trains such as Delhi-Howrah Janta express and Rajendra Nagar-Anand Viahr Jansadharan in both the directions.

Besides, it rescheduled the services of five trains as more than 35 trains arrived here several hours behind schedule.

The Delhi division of railways has already announced installation of about 500 `fogsafe device` locomotives which alert drivers about approaching signals during poor visibility.
Sources said the device is awaiting the nod of Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow, functioning under the aegis of Railways.

PTI