Rly cancels 30 trains in north India

Rly cancels 30 trains in north India

With a view to prevent accidents taking place in the cold and foggy winter months, the Railways has cancelled nearly 30 trains plying mainly in north India during January and February.

The cancellations will hit mainly Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

A majority of these trains are Punjab-bound.  “In view of the inconvenience to passengers during the foggy season, railways is compelled to make a plan every year to cancel, partially cancel or divert trains which are most affected by fog,” said the ministry in a statement.

Foggy conditions, especially during the winter season, pose a severe challenge in terms of operations and safety in northern India. “In view of the safety of trains and passengers, speeds of trains will be reduced to the minimum,” said the statement.

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