Dense fog delays several trains in north India

Trains running to eastern part of the country were the worst affected. Rajdhani trains for Sealdah, Howrah, Bhuvneshwar and Guwahati were running several hours late because of foggy weather.

Some important trains from Delhi to Bihar, UP and Madhya Pradesh like the Delhi-Kanpur Shatabdi, Delhi-Patna Sampoorna Kranti and Delhi-Sealdah Sampark Kranti were canceled. Some other trains which were running late on Thursday include the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani, Pune-Delhi Doranto Express and Karanataka Sampark Kranti express.

Guidelines

To avoid accidents during foggy days, railways has given guidelines to running staff.
In addition, anti-fog devices are being installed on trains running in areas with dense fog. The device gives track position to drivers.

The device is connected to Global Positioning System (GPS) and can transmit data in adverse weather conditions.

In view of late running of trains due to foggy conditions, Railways have instructed officials to ensure adequate stocks of food, water and milk onboard trains so that passengers are not inconvenienced.

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