Northeast Indian travelers face hard time as fog affects flight, train services

Northeast Indian travelers face hard time as fog affects flight, train services

New Delhi, Jan 9, 2019

It’s vacation season and travelers to and from Northeast India are planning trips within India and abroad and those with flights scheduled from the Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi are facing a tough time as numerous flights and trains have been rescheduled owing to decreased visibility due to fog.

Foggy conditions continue to wreak havoc in northern region as six flights and over 70 trains have been affected due to it, as per the latest reports received on Tuesday. Two arriving and six departing flights were delayed due to decreased visibility at Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

Similarly, 45 trains arrived late, 22 were cancelled and four were rescheduled, according to Northern Railways.

Wandashisha Kharshiing from Shillong, Meghalaya who had a flight scheduled from Guwahati to Delhi on January 10 is in deep trouble because the flight has been rescheduled from 10 am to 6 pm owing to weather conditions.

“I had to visit Apollo Hospitals tomorrow for my mother’s treatment and we had an appointment fixed on the 10th itself but now we are in a dilemma. The tickets have already been booked and we will reach Delhi very late. This is very troubling”, she said while speaking to TNT- the Northeast Today.

Even young people who had planned a vacation and were supposed to meet their friends at the airport in Delhi are disappointed due to rescheduling of the flight.

“We, along with 4 of our friends had planned to meet up at the airport after which we have to board another flight to Dubai. But now all our plans seem to be at a loss. We do not know what to do. We will go nonetheless, come what may!”, said Stacey Jamir, a Masters student from Dimapur.

Northern India has been witnessing chilly weather for the last couple of days. The Haryana government on Sunday directed all government and private schools to remain closed till January 14 due to intense cold wave.

After fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, the cold wave has intensified in the region. However, the air pollution in the national capital has decreased, with some places recording ‘poor’ while others witnessing ‘moderate’ air quality.

TNT News


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