FOG DISRUPTS FLIGHTS, TRAIN SERVICES

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Dec 25: With the winter fog enveloping the city and neighbouring northern states, flight and train operations in Jammu and Kashmir were hit on Tuesday.
 While several trains are running behind schedule since last two days, flight operations in Jammu were also affected due to the fog today as most of the flights were delayed due to the low visibility.
 Official sources told Greater Kashmir that most of the flights were delayed due to the dense fog at Jammu and New Delhi airport.
 “Out of total of 34 flights only 2 landed and 3 others took off in time at Jammu airport”, sources said adding that other flights landed with 1-2 hours delay.
 “It was the Go Air flight from Srinagar and Air India flight from New Delhi which landed up on time as the visibility level were quit good during the afternoon period”, sources claimed.
 The three flights which took off from Jammu airport on time  were Jammu-Jaipur Spice at 1:20 pm, GoAir flight for Delhi at 2:35 pm and Air India flight at 4:30 pm”.
 The dense fog also hit the train serves badly. Muri Express which had to be arrived at Jammu Railway station from Tata Nagar, is running late by 13 hours, while the Sawaraj Express which had started journey from Mumbai Bandra on December 24 and is scheduled to reach in Jammu on tomorrow is running 5 hours behind schedule.   
 “Most of the trains which are to arrive at Jammu Railway Station today evening or tomorrow morning are running late by 5 to 6 hour”, officials in Northern Railways said.
 Jhelum Express is schedule to reach Jammu late by 5 hours, Sarvodaya Express late by  7 hours, Malwa Express late by 10 hours and Pooja Express is running 9 hours late from its scheduled arrival time at Jammu railway station.
 Passengers especially the Vaishno Devi pilgrims and army personnel were facing tough time at Railway station due to extreme cold conditions in Jammu. They were seen strolling at Jammu Railway Station and waiting for their trains.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 25 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 26 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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