Rajasthan News

Dense Fog Disrupts Air, Road, Rail Traffic

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 26, 2012

Dense fog in and around New Delhi and Haryana on Monday affected air and rail traffic in Jaipur. At least two flights were diverted here from Delhi airport while at least half-a-dozen early morning trains arrived late in the city. A few places including Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh also witnessed foggy conditions since early morning on Monday.

Mount Abu remained coldest at a low of 3.8 degrees in the hills, while Churu in plains recorded 5.1 degrees.

The sky remained clear in and around Jaipur airport, however, Jaipur-bound flights from Delhi arrived late. Two Delhi-bound flights were landed in Jaipur following poor visibility at the Indira Gandhi International airport.

According to airport authority of India (AAI) officials, some of the Jaipur-bound flights also arrived late and passengers were seen struggling for proper response from their respective airlines.

Likewise, many early morning Jaipur-bound trains arrived late. Puja express that reaches Jaipur at 11.15am got delayed by 6 hours and arrived at 5pm.

Passengers complained of poor enquiry services at the railway station. The trains including Mandore Express, Shatabdi Express, Aala Hazrat Express and others also arrived and departed late.

Some of the trains including Alwar-Mathura fast passenger were cancelled following dense fog in UP, said NWR officials.

Dense fog in some parts of southern Rajasthan affected road traffic on the national highway connecting Jaipur to Agra.

Jaipurities woke up to a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius, the coldest so far.

Chittorgarh recorded a low of 5.0 degrees Celsius, Sriganganagar 5.8, Pilani 6.1, Kota 7.5, Ajmer 9.2, Jaisalmer 9.4, Jodhpur 9.5 and Barmer recorded a minimum temperature of 10.0 degrees Celsius.

Met forecast for the next 24 hours says there will be a rise in the temperatures as western disturbances are underway.

src: TOI


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