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Dec 11 2016 (10:20)  Dense fog affects road and rail traffic badly; at least 2 dozen trains affected (
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JAIPUR: Dense fog in the neighbouring states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi badly affected the Jaipur bound rail and road traffic on Saturday. Though the airlines operations were smooth the passengers travelling various trains were at the receiving end due to the delays and cancellations of the trains.
Due to the fog the trains including Sriganganagar to Delhi and Allahbad to Jaipur remained cancelled on Saturday. Officials with the north western railways(NWR) stated that the Jaipur to Allahbad is going to remain cancelled on Sunday too.
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The trains which witnessed delays including Marudhar Express which was 14 hours late which the train Jodhpur-Varanasi was running 8 hours and 30 minutes late. Many other trains including Hisar-Gorakhpur, Ajmer-Agrafort and Ajmer Jammu Tawi too were delayed and were running late upto 2 hours. At the Jaipur railway station a large number of passengers thronged at the reservation counters to cancel their respective tickets.
More than 2 dozen of trains remained affected due to foggy conditions in the neighbouring states.
Likewise the buses on the highways connecting Jaipur to Agra and Jaipur to Delhi were moving in slower speed during early morning and late evening hours due to the low visibility.
Meanwhile, Jaipurities woke up to a sunny yet chilly morning as a minimum temperature of 12.8 degrees Celsius was recorded. It was followed by a slightly warmer afternoon as a maximum temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius was recorded. Sriganganagar remained coldest in the state where a maximum temperature of 29.7 degrees Celsius was recorded.
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