With the cold wave started gripping the nation with temperature dripping and fog covering the wee hours of mornings, here came a spine-chilling news for the rail passengers. The Indian Railways has decided to cancel as many as 78 trains till January 15 in view of reduced visibility due to dense fog in many parts of North India.
Since past few weeks, dense fog condition continues in the northern part of the country affecting the train services to the most. Dozens of trains have been running late on the daily basis. The IMD officials, on Monday, confirned that the visibility was recorded at 400 meters at 8.30 am both at Safdarjung and Palam resulted in delay of 24 train while rescheduling of five trains.
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Earlier, on December 11, the Indian Railways had cancelled 26 trains which have been running extremely late due to heavy fog in northern India.