Dense fog engulfs Punjab, several trains delayed in North India
New Delhi, December 21: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted a dense layer of fog from Punjab and Northwest Rajasthan to East Uttar Pradesh across Haryana on Wednesday.
"INSAT 3D RAPID Satellite imagery shows a continuation of Dense fog layer from Punjab and Northwest Rajasthan to East UP across Haryana. Gray circled cloud patch, over central parts of West UP, is Medium & High clouds associated with middle tropospheric level westerly trough and the fog layer lies below it," IMD said on Twitter.
"Visibility (meter) recorded at 0530 hrs IST today: Amritsar-25, Bhatinda-0, Ganganagar-25, Ambala-50, Bareilly-25, Bahraich-50, Varanasi-50," it added.
Several trains were reported to be running several hours late on Wednesday due to poor visibility caused by fog.
According to CPRO Northern Railway, the Mau-Anand Vihar Express is 2:30 hours late; the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express is 4 hours late; the Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Express is 4 hours late, and the Malda town-Delhi Jn Farakka Express is 2:30 hours late.
List of other delayed trains:
Ghazipur-Anand Vihar by 4:30 hours
Howrah-New Delhi by 3:30 hours
Kamakhya Delhi Express by 3 hours
Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express by 4 hours
Rewa-Anand Vihar Express by 5 hours
Sultanpur-Anand Vihar Express by 3:15
Ayodhya-Delhi Cantt Express by 5 hours
Prayagraj-Meerut City by 3 hours
Banaras-New Delhi Express by 4 hours
Pratapgarh-Delhi Express by 3 hours
Lucknow-New Delhi Mail by 2:30 hours
Muzzafarpur-Anand Vihar Express by 2:30 hours
Varanasi-New Delhi by 2 hours
Katra-New Delhi Express by 1:30 hours