The Indian railways have decided to cancel 78 trains till January 15, 2017 due to dense fog engulfing many parts of north India and reducing visibility. Sealdah Express, North East Express, Begumpura Express, Lucknow Double-Decker Express, Gorakhpur Weekly Express, Jaipur-Chandigarh Express and Mau Express are among 78 trains which will remain cancelled till January 15, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Out of 78, there are 34 train services in Northern zone which include Chandigarh-Amritsar Express, Rohtak Intercity, Varanasi-Dehradun Express, Lichchavi Express and Unchahar Express which will remain non-operational till mid-January 2017.
“Since the visibility has been reduced due to dense fog situation, we have taken precautionary measures by announcing cancellation of these trains in advance,” he said.
Regular announcements are being made to inform passengers about the train positions. Help desks have also been set up at various stations to guide people to avail train service for their destinations.
Loco drivers have been given strict instructions to drive slowly during the foggy weather. About 34 Delhi-bound trains are running late by several hours on Monday due to bad weather.