As heavy fog engulfs parts of northern India, train services have taken a major hit. Due To Heavy Fog in Delhi, 36 Trains Delayed and 13 Cancelled.
Multiple trains have either been delayed or canceled this past week. On Thursday, 26 trains delayed, seven rescheduled and 16 canceled due to dense fog in Delhi.
As cold wave intensifies over the next few days, visibility is likely to remain low. The weather department forecasts moderate fog throughout the day with minimum temperature dropping down to 8 degree Celsius.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, dense fog in several parts of Northern India, particularly Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh, is likely to reduce visibility in the coming days.
In addition to the thick fog, air quality in Delhi shows no sign of improvement. The city is currently struggling to curb air pollution, with air quality index dropping far below safe limits.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, air quality index has gone from “very poor” to “severe”. Pollution in Delhi reached emergency levels in November following which the Delhi government announced shutting down of schools, as well as halting of construction in the city and surrounding areas.
Besides train services, reduced visibility has also disrupted road and air travel.>