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Fog disrupts rails, air operation in Pakistan

Fog disrupts rails, air operation in Pakistan

Fog disrupts rails, air operation in Pakistan

Punjab: several flights cancelled due to fog

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  • Spokesperson CAA has issued fog updates at airports for passengers.
  • Several trains were delayed for up to seven hours across the country.
  • The visibility limit for flights at Lahore, Multan and Sialkot badly affected.
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LAHORE: Spokesperson Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued fog updates at airports for passengers traveling by air.

Similarly, due to heavy fog, several trains running between Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and other cities across the country were delayed for up to seven hours.

Spokesperson to the CAA, the visibility limit for flights at Lahore Airport is limited to 50 meters due to which the flights will be delayed.

According to Civil Aviation Authority, two-way flights PK 739 and PK 740 of PIA from Lahore to Jeddah are delayed due to fog, Air-blue flight PA 413 from Sharjah to Lahore, PIA flight PK 230 from Muscat to Lahore has also been delayed.

CAA Spokesman directed contact the concerned airline first before leaving for the airports.Apart from this, Turkish Air’s two-way flights from Lahore to Istanbul TK 714 and TK 715 have been canceled due to fog.

Spokesperson CAA said flights have been diverted to Islamabad as the visibility limit is up to 600 meters due to fog in Multan. The PIA flight PK 180 from Dubai to Sialkot has been diverted to Islamabad.

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PIA flight PK768 from Jeddah to Lahore, and PIA flights PK848 and PK748 from Madinah to Lahore have also landed in Islamabad.

It should be noted that the passengers of these flights have been sent to their respective cities in buses provided by the airline.

Railways Spokesperson said Tezgam Express coming from Karachi was delayed for five hours, Millat Express four hours, Pakistan Express seven hours, Pak Business Express six hours, Karakoram Express two hours, Karachi Express three hours, Allama Iqbal Express three hours, Khyber Mail Express three hours, Jaffar Express two hours and Farid Express was delayed for three hours.

 

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The Pakistan Railways administration said that the trains were being delayed due to fog and in some areas, trains were being run at dead speed while taking safety measures.

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