Delhi fog: 30 trains delayed, 15 cancelled

Early morning visuals of the fog in Delhi on December 21. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 21, 2017, 02.06 AM (IST)

For the second consecutive day today, trains continued to get delayed and cancelled in the national capital due to fog.

Thirty trains were delayed, 11 rescheduled and 15 cancelled due to low visibility and other operational reasons, ANI reported.
 

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Several trains have also been delayed in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh on account of fog.

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On Wednesday, 54 north-bound rail services were delayed and 12 others rescheduled after a layer of shallow fog engulfed Delhi in the morning.

The national capital has been experiencing bitter cold since the last few days, leading to cancellation and rescheduling of trains. The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning, normal for this time of the year, the MeT office said.

On December 15, 25 trains were delayed, two rescheduled and 12 cancelled due to low visibility.

On December 13, at least 13 trains were delayed, 10 cancelled and one rescheduled due to foggy weather and low visibility 

During fog, visibility becomes very low and trains have to run at a highly-restricted speed to ensure the safety of the passengers causing considerable delays in their movement.
 

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For the second consecutive day today, trains continued to get delayed and cancelled in the national capital due to heavy fog