Air, rail traffic effected in UP due to fog

Lucknow: With the increased fog and poor visibility in Uttar Pradesh, traffic movement through air, rail got effected.

More than two dozen trains of the Northern Railway (NR) and North Eastern Railway (NER) were running late.

Railway officials told media that trains running late included Himgiri Express (26 hours), Amarnath Express (20 hours), Purbia Express (18 hours), Kaifiyat Express (19 hours), Avadh-Assam Express, Punjab Mail, Kota-Patna Express, Nauchandi Express, Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, Gareeb Rath, Mau-Anand Vihar Express, Triveni Express and many more.

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Persistent fog compelled the railways cancel four major trains — 14258 Kashi-Vishwanath Express between Varanasi and New Delhi, Himgiri Express, Marudhar Express between Jaipur and Lucknow and the 12232 Chandigarh Express.

Air traffic was also hit because of poor visibility. Two Indigo flights — Lucknow-Delhi and Lucknow-Bengaluru — were cancelled on yesterday.

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