The passengers on Delhi-Chandigarh morning shatabdi (12011) had the undergo an ordeal as the train which was scheduled to reach its destination in 3.5 hours, was delayed by 9 hours. It reached Chandigarh at 8 pm when its scheduled time was 11.05 am.
Dense fog in several parts of Haryana resulted in the delay.
Rail and air operations are being the worst hit with dense fog engulfing the region since January 1. Most of them are either delayed by hours or cancelled.
Train & Route
|Shatabdi (12012), Chandigarh-New Delhi||4 h 15 min|
|Shatabdi (12005) New Delhi-Chandigarh||40 min|
|Kalka Mail||16 hrs|
|Amritsar-Chandigarh||1 h 20 min|
|Mumbai Superfast||5 hrs (approx.)|
Flights Cancelled and Delayed Due to Fog
Due to the poor visibility, air operations were badly hit. Four flights were cancelled and 13 were delayed.
Morning flights between 8 am to 10 am had to be cancelled. Of the cancelled flights, 3 were on Chandigarh-New Delhi route, and one was Chandigarh-Leh.
|Flight & Route||Delayed by|
|Air India, Bangkok-Chandigarh(Diverted to Jaipur)||3 hrs|
|Indigo, Dubai-Chandigarh||2 hrs|
|Indigo, Chandigarh-Mumbai||1 h 45 min|
|Indigo, Chandigarh-Hyderabad||1 h 25 min|
|Jet Airways, Chandigarh-Delhi||3 h 30 min|
|Jet Airways, Chandigarh-Jaipur||3 h 45 min|
|Jet Airways, Chandigarh-Mumbai||3 hrs|
|Spicejet, Chandigarh-Srinagar||2 hrs|
|Go Air, Chandigarh-Mumbai(2 flights)||2 hrs|
Air Asia and Air Vistara’s flights could also not operate on time.
Jet Airways has rescheduled two of its Wednesday’s flights. The 10 am flight will leave at 12.45 pm and 11 am flight will leave at 1.25 pm
Indigo has suspended its Delhi 8 am flight on 3rd and 4th January. Spicejet has also changed its timings from 8.30 pm to 2.15 pm.
Troubled Passengers Vent Their Frustrations Over Twitter
The train was supposed to arrive by 7 pm, but it finally reached Chandigarh around 8 pm.
Harried passengers vented their frustrations on the social media platform, Twitter, tagging the Union Rail Minister. Not only were they harried by the delay, they were also complained that no snacks or tea were served apart from the regular quota.
(Source – HT Chandigarh)
(Image Credits- Google Images)
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