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Dec 05 2016 (12:22)  Rajdhani, several other trains remain cancelled (
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Patna: About 30 Patna-bound passenger trains were badly affected by the foggy weather conditions prevailing on the Tundla-Allahabad-Mughalsarai route on Sunday resulting in the cancellation of Rajdhani Express, Sampoorn Kranti Express and Magadh Express from New Delhi end. According to ECR CPRO Arvind Rajak, Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Sampoorn Kranti Express and Patna-Jammu Tavi Archana Express were also cancelled from Patna Junction on Saturday due to their abnormally running late. Railways, however, rescheduled Patna-Delhi Jansadharan Express, Magadh Express, Patna-Mathura Express and a few other passenger trains from Patna Junction on Sunday, he said.
All premier trains originating from New Delhi are running 16 to 24 hours behind the schedule on Sunday. Patna-bound Rajdhani Express was running 24 hours late. Railways was
forced to reschedule it late Sunday night. Similarly, Poorva Express, Amritsar Punjab Mail, Farakka Express, Vikramshila Express and many other passenger trains were running abnormally late on Sunday, Rajak said, adding that the entire stretch between Tundla and Allahabad is the main bottleneck for late running of trains due to poor visibility. Tinsukia Express, Bhramputra Mail, Kota-Patna Express, Dadar-Guwahati Express, Howrah-Haridwar Express and North-East Express were the worst affected due to foggy weather conditions. According to a Railway Board official, visibility is so poor on the Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad route during night that loco pilots cannot take any risk. Pollution is one of the reasons behind zero visibility in the northern region, he said, adding that railways has no choice but to follow the safety rules to maintain 'go slow' approach through the foggy stations areas. According to Danapur DRM R K Jha, the main line route between Buxar and Sadisopur is the most fog-prone area. The Tal area near Mokama is heavily foggy. Railways is following foolproof winter safety measures, he said adding that fog signals (detonators) have been supplied to each frog-prone station in adequate numbers to use them to alert loco pilots while passing through poor visibility zone of station areas.
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