The Indian railways cancelled 493 trains due to operational reasons and weather conditions. The cold wave continues to affect most parts of the country, including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir among others, disrupting schedules of trains.
According to Northern Railway, the visibility was drastically reduced due to the fog. Several Delhi-bound trains were also running late. The national capital experienced a cold day on Wednesday but it was not as chilly as the day before, according to the India Meteorological Department. The night temperature dipped to 5.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, as cold northwesterly winds swept the northern plains.
On Wednesday Railways had cancelled 1,163 trains, changed originating station of 25 trains and short terminated 21. As the extreme weather conditions continues, Railways has decided to cancel 493 trains, changed originating stations of 27 and short terminated another 27, on Thursday.
Among those cancelled are trains that operates between New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh among others.