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Dec 05 2016 (12:11)  Travel miseries continue in Rajasthan, train timings go haywire (
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JAIPUR: Heavy fog in many parts of the state and neighbouring Delhi, Haryana and Punjab affected air, road and rail traffic across the state. Authorities of North Western Railway had to cancel a few trains while many trains were rescheduled following continuous delays in arrivals and departures. Road traffic on highways was moving at a slower pace and taking more time to reach various destinations. People living in Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu, Bharatpur, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur woke up to a foggy morning on Sunday. Many of these places saw the sun only after 12pm. While the express from Allahabad to Jaipur has been cancelled, the departure timings of seven trains, including Sriganganagar to Delhi, Sriganganagar to Rishikesh, Sriganganagar to Howrah, Jodhpur to Varanasi, Jodhpur to Howrah, Jaipur to Allahabad, Ajmer to Jammu Tawi, were revised. At least 19 trains were running late due to fog and poor visibility in the early...
morning and late evening. With no proper communication to passengers, unruly scenes were witnessed at various stations as people argued with railway authorities.
The abrupt rescheduling of trains caused inconvenience to passengers travelling to various destinations. Similarly, buses on highways travelling between Jaipur and Ajmer, Delhi and Agra were moving at a slower pace due to the visibility on national highways. "Buses to Agra were taking six to seven hours to reach the destination due to poor visibility. The drivers of various buses of RSRTC have been specifically been told to curtail speed for the safety of passengers," said an officials with RSRTC. The Jaipur airport also witnessed a few diversions of flights. A few of them took off late.
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