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Delhi fog: Over 25 trains delayed; AQI hazardous

Several flights delayed too; over 1500 trains have been cancelled across the country due to low visibility  

SNS | New Delhi |


With dense fog engulfing Delhi and other parts of North India, several trains are running late. Train services on over 100 routes across the country — at least 25 of them long and short distance trains running to and from Delhi — have been affected, according to the National Train Enquiry System website. The Delhi fog has affected flight services too.

The trains that are running late include MPS Kranti Express, Nizamuddin – Secunderabad Express, Kolkata – Rajdhani Express, Patna – Rajdhani Express among others (check link below).

Meanwhile, over 1500 trains have been cancelled across the country due to low visibility.

At Delhi airport, several flights have been put on hold at the departure points, leading to a delay, according to reports.

The Meteorological department has also predicted light rain in parts of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on February 6 and February 7. The IMD attributes the weather in North India to a current spell of western disturbance.

Delhi’s air quality was recorded poor on Tuesday morning. According to the Air Quality Index, major pollutants PM 2.5 at 534 and PM 10 at 781 were both in ‘hazardous’ category in Anand Vihar area.

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said the AQI would start to improve faster after three days.

According to SAFAR, moderate foggy conditions due to radiation fog and subtle effect of drizzle is still persisting and not allowing air quality to improve at the moment.

To check the list of trains running late due to fog, click here.