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Trains schedules affected due to severe fog in various areas

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

23rd Dec, 2019. 11:04 am
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The fog has disrupted several schedules and has created various problems for the passengers.

Fog in most areas of Pakistan has severely affected routine lives, especially road traffic and train schedules.

Passengers have been facing critical problems as trains’ schedules are delayed due to thick smog.

Passengers have also complained that railway officials do not cooperate in providing information regarding the arrival of trains.

According to details, Sindh Express, which arrives from Multan to Karachi, was delayed for 4 hours, the arrival of Shalimar express, which arrives Karachi from Lahore, was delayed for 7 hours, Hazara Express was late for 6 hours.

Fog in Punjab has not only disturbed air travels but has also disturbed railway schedules.

Trains have been departed late from Karachi for several hours due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In addition to these, Sukkur Express, which travels from Karachi to Sukkur, was late for 2 hours whereas Shah Hussain Express, which departs from Karachi to Lahore, was late for 6 hours.

Apart from that, the fog has also influenced road traffic badly in various cities of Punjab.

Motorway sections from Darkhana to Samundri (M3), Shamkot to Faisalabad (M4) and Mot0orway section to Sukkur from Shersha (M5) have been shut down for traffic.

Low visibility became a reason for closing the motorway.

The fog has created an adverse condition on National Highway as well in Lahore, Kasur, Sargodha, Jhang, Gojra, Chishtian, Chichawatni, Bhawalpur, Burewal, Pakpattan, Vehari, Ooch Sharif, Mia Channu, Zafarwal, Lodhran, and other nearby areas.

Drivers are instructed to use fog lights while driving by the Motorway police.

Given that dense smog has also caused deaths in accidents; a person had died and 18 were injured in Punjab yesterday in an accident, according to local officials.

Local police had stated that low visibility happened due to fog.

Dense fog engulfs Punjab and its outskirts


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