Smog disrupts Northern Railways

Published: November 10, 2017 - 17:02

The smog that has engulfed large swathes of Northern India has effectively brought the Northern Indian Railways to a standstill

Witnessing delays and cancellations due to the heavy smog that has descended over large parts of North India, several long-distance trains reaching stations such as New Delhi, Chandigarh and Lucknow and others have been held up by more than twelve hours. This disruption has caused several problems, many people have been stranded, unable to get to their workplaces on time, while others have been seen lying on the platform.

Trains that have been delayed:

Kamyakhya Express Kamkhaya Junction, Maligaon Guwahati Anand Vihar, New Delhi + 20h 
Chhattisgarh Express Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh Amritsar, Punjab +11h
Heerakund Express Amritsar Jn, Punjab Vishakhapatanam, Andhra Pradesh +5h
Lucknow-Chandigarh Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chandigarh, Punjab +5h
Unchahar Express Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Chandigarh, Punjab +5h50m

According to the Northern Railways, over 25 trains were delayed in the Ambala division on Thursday. The morning Shatabdi, operating between Chandigarh and Delhi, was delayed by three hours and failed to reach at the scheduled time. “The trains are running late due to smog in Delhi and other parts of the northern states. On Thursday as well several trains were delayed. We don’t see any change in the coming days. The situation will improve only if the smoggy weather ends,” said an official to news agencies.

Several trains have been cancelled as well, which include: The Ajmer-Jammu Tavi Express, New Delhi-Amritsar Express, Allahabad-Saharanpur Express, Amritsar-Jai Nagar express, Malda-Delhi Farakka Express, Poorvottar Express from Amritsar to Silchar and Pooja Express from Jammu to Ajmer.

Smog disrupts Northern Railways