Concerned over cases of maintenance workers being run over by trains while patrolling the tracks, the Railway Board has now decided to add a personal safety device to their gear, along with their usual boots, gloves, rain coats, winter jackets and tool kit.
Hundreds of passengers at the railway stations were left stranded as dense fog continued to affect the rail traffic in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday.
Trains will now run faster – at 75 kmph, instead of the present 60 kmph – during fog or other adverse weather conditions, according to a policy decision taken by the Railway Board.
As the national capital reels under cold waves, as many as 15 trains were cancelled and 11 others were delayed due to low visibility on Thursday.
It was a generally cloudy morning with shallow fog here on Tuesday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasons’s average, the weather office said.
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At least 35 trains are going to arrive late, while 10 have been cancelled due to dense fog in Delhi and neighbouring regions in north India. Five trains have also been rescheduled.
Even as several trains were delayed or affected by fog in the past few days, the New Delhi railway station was not as crowded this winter as compared to the past few years.
It was a cold and foggy morning here on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the weather office said.
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