New Delhi: Fog disrupts rail services; 94 intercity trains running late

Thick fog engulfed the national capital on Thursday morning, leading to cancellation of two train services, while 94 others were running behind schedule 'by several hours' due to poor visibility.

PTI December 08, 2016 11:00:06 IST
New Delhi: Fog disrupts rail services; 94 intercity trains running late

New Delhi: Thick fog engulfed the national capital on Thursday morning, leading to cancellation of two train services, while 94 others were running behind schedule "by several hours" due to poor visibility.

New Delhi Fog disrupts rail services 94 intercity trains running late

Representational image. PTI

Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, however, were not affected in the morning, airport officials claimed.

According to a MeT department official, the visibility was recorded at 400 metres at 5:30 AM, which dropped to 100 metres three hours later.

Relative humidity was recorded at 97 percent at 8:30 AM. Minimum temperature was recorded at 8.7° Celsius, considered as normal for the season.

"Two train services were cancelled, while 94 others were running behind schedule by several hours due to the dense fog cover," a railway official said.

The MeT department predicted that skies are expected to remain clear as the day progresses. The maximum temperature would hover around 23°Celsius, he added.

Yesterday, the minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 11.2° Celsius and 24.3° Celsius respectively.

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