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Tatanagar-Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh Express cancelled due to fog till February 28

Jamshedpur, Nov 29: South Eastern Railway (SER) has announced cancellation of several trains in view of the upcoming foggy season. The office of the chief passenger transportation manager ( CPTM) has issued a list of cancelled trains.

With mercury decreasing every passing day, the scene at the Tatanagar railway station is getting quite depressing. Numerous passengers are facing trouble due to the delay in long-distance trains, thanks to the foggy weather conditions, and the situation is unchanged for the past few days in the North. Amidst dense fog and mist, enveloping northern parts of the country, several trains coming to Jharkhand from New Delhi and other destinations have started arriving late.

The Santragachi-Anand Vihar Express ( 22857 / 22858) which travels via Tatanagar railway station will remain cancelled from December 6 to February 28. The  Hatia-Anand Vihar Express ( 12873 / 12874 ) will remain cancelled from November 30 to February 28. The 18103/18104 Tatanagar-Amritsar Express will remain cancelled from November 29 to February 28.

Moreover, the frequency of several trains will be reduced. The 12365/12366 Patna-Ranchi-Patna Express will remain cancelled on every Friday in December, January and February.

Amidst dense fog and mist, enveloping northern parts of the country, several trains coming to Jharkhand from New Delhi and other destinations have started arriving late.

Railway authorities said that they were taking necessary steps to help passengers get refunds for cancellation of tickets. ” Several passengers who were supposed to catch connecting trains got their tickets cancelled at Tatanagar,” said an official.

” As per our study some places there was fog and in others, mist was witnessed early morning affecting visibility. Shallow fog was also witnessed in several areas of Kolhan early in the morning resulting in poor visibility today. Such early morning fog would continue in the next  two days,” said the official of Meteorological Centre

A met official said that the fog was due to the impact of high humidity and low temperature.” This is the transitional phase of weather and fog would occur frequently, especially in those places which are located in high terrain,” he said.  Meanwhile, dry weather prevailed in most parts of the state today including Jamshedpur.

Fog is playing a spoilsport in railways too. For the past one week trains have been delayed. Moreover, the trains from north got delayed in other railway divisions before they entered Chakradharpur. In Chakradharpur railway division, the surface visibility was poor early in the morning today.

The movement of long-distance buses to and from Bihar, Bengal, Odisha, and other destinations within the state was also affected by the fog.

Numerous passengers have been facing trouble due to the delay in long-distance trains and the situation is unchanged for the past few days. Trains for other destinations like Mumbai and Kolkata were also running late.

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