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Delhi fog: 80 trains delayed, 20 rescheduled

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Eighty trains delayed and 20 others rescheduled due to the thick fog enveloped in the capital city until afternoon.

According to a MeT department official, the mercury settled at 15.4 degrees Celsius at 2:30 PM. The visibility was recorded 500 metres.

“The foggy condition prevailed until afternoon due to the slow wind speed and high humidity levels. At 2:30 PM, the humidity was recorded at 90 percent, which normally is around 50 percent at the said time,” MeT official told media.

At 8:30 AM, the visibility was recorded at 600 metres. It further dropped to 300 metres at 11:30 AM before improving three hours later. Sun was not visible throughout the day, Outlook reported.

80 Delhi-bound trains were running behind schedule by several hours, while 20 others required to be rescheduled owing to poor visibility. There was no fresh cancellation of services announced.

“The 34 services, which were announced as cancelled between the period December 17 and January 15, only remain cancelled. There is no fresh cancellation,” a railway official told media.

However, flight operation in the Indira Gandhi International airport remained normal.

On Saturday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius and 8 degrees Celsius respectively.