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Thick fog engulfs north India, 260 trains cancelled, several delayed

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New Delhi: The railways reported that more than 260 trains were cancelled on Monday because of bad weather.

On Monday morning, a thick layer of fog that stretched from Punjab and neighbouring Rajasthan to Bihar to Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh had a negative impact on the services because visibility had been significantly limited.

"A total of 267 trains, including 82 express trains, 140 passenger trains and 40 sub-urban trains, were cancelled," a railways official said.

On Sunday, around 335 trains were delayed, 88 cancelled, 31 diverted and 33 short-terminated due to foggy weather.

Visibility levels dropped to zero metres at Bhatinda and Agra; 25 metres at Patiala, Chandigarh, Ambala, Bhiwani, Safdarjung, Ridge, Ganganagar, Varanasi, Fursatganj and Bhagalpur, and 50 metres at Hisar, Karnal, Palam, Meerut, Lucknow, Bahraich and Patna.

According to the weather office, 'very dense fog' is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres, between 51 and 200 metres is 'dense', between 201 and 500 metres 'moderate', and between 501 and 1,000 metres 'shallow'.

With PTI inputs

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