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42 trains delayed, four cancelled as fog plays spoilsport

Thousands of passengers were stranded on Friday as 42 trains were delayed and four cancelled due to dense fog in parts of North India. According to a Northern Railway official, the Lichchvi Express was running 31 hours behind schedule, the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was running 22 hours late and the 12501 Poorvottar Express was 31 hours late. The official also said that at least eight trains running on Friday were rescheduled. Meanwhile, according to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which manages operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here, no flight was cancelled on Friday. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature early morning was recorded at 7.9 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, the weather office said. “The sky will remain clear throughout the day with shallow to moderate fog in the morning,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told earlier. According to the weather office, the humidity at 8.30 am was 94 per cent, and the maximum temperature was likely to hover at around 24 degrees Celsius. Thursday’s maximum temperature settled at 24.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was 10.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.
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