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Posted at: Jan 19, 2017, 1:17 AM; last updated: Jan 19, 2017, 1:17 AM (IST)

Seven pairs of trains cancelled till Feb 15

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 18

The railways have further extended the cancellation of seven pairs of trains passing through the city till February 15 due to dense fog and adverse weather conditions prevailing in most parts of North India. The trains which are to remain off the tracks for yet another month are 12053/54 Haridwar-Amritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express, 12241/42 Chandigarh-Amritsar-Chandigarh Express, 14631/32 Dehradun-Amritsar-Dehradun Express, 14505/06 Nangal-Amritsar-Nangal Express, 14501/02 Bathinda-Jammu-Bathinda Weekly Express, 14605/06 Haridwar-Jammu-Haridwar Weekly Express and 14713/14 Sriganganagar-Jammu-Sriganganagar Weekly Express.

The 14681/82 New Delhi-Jalandhar-New Delhi Intercity Express, which was also cancelled on December 16 last year, has been partially restored. The train will have a truncated run between Ambala Cantt and New Delhi till further orders. Similarly, 12237/38 Varanasi-Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express will partially operate on review of weather and operational constrains on daily basis.

Meanwhile, rail traffic in the region has been adversely affected due to poor weather conditions. One train was cancelled for the day, two were rescheduled and more than two dozen long-route trains were running behind schedule.

According to railway officials, 12238 Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express was cancelled for the day while 12318 Amritsar-Kolkata Akaltakht Express (3 hrs) and 12355 Rajendranagar-Jammu Archna Express (2.55 hrs) were rescheduled.

Passengers on the trunk route of Amritsar/Ludhiana-New Delhi had to face a lot of inconvenience as almost all trains on this section were running behind schedule. The pair of morning Shatabdi Express (12029/ 12014) were delayed by more than two hours each, 12037 New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi Express (40 minutes), 12460 Amritsar-New Delhi Intercity Express (1.05 hrs), 12497 New Delhi-Amritsar Shane-Punjab (1.30 hrs) and 12498 Amritsar-New Delhi Shane-Punjab (2 hrs) were also running late.

Trains running late for two hours or more

13005 Howrah-Amritsar Mail (13.15 hrs), 15707 Katihar-Amritsar Amrapali Express (10.20 hrs), 12355 Rajendranagar (Patna)-Jammu Archna Express (9.20 hrs), 11077 Oune-Jammu Jhelum Express (7.50 hrs), 01707 Jabalpur-Attari Special Express (6.55 hrs), 15209 Saharsa-Amritsar Jansewa Express (5.45 hrs), 14155 Kanpur-Udhampur Express (5.36 hrs), 18237 Bilaspur-Amritsar Chhattisgarh Express (5.30 hrs), 15651 Guwahati-Jammu Lohit Express (5.22 hrs), 12357 Kolkata-Amritsar Durgiana Superfast Express (5 hrs), 12237 Varanasi-Jammu Begumpura Express (4.55 hrs), 11449 Jabalpur-Katra Durgawati Express (4.46 hrs), 12204 Amritsar-Saharsa Garib Rath (4.30 hrs), 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express (4.28 hrs), 54601 Hissar-Amritsar (4.25 hrs), 13307 Dhanbad-Firozepur Ganga Sutlej Express (3.35 hrs), 12477 Jamnagar-Katra Sindhu Express (3.30 hrs), 12238 Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express (3.27 hrs), 11057 CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Express (3.15 hrs), 12549 Durg-Jammu Superfast Express (3.07 hrs),12919 Indore-Jammu Malwa Express (2.50 hrs), 64551 Ludhiana-Amritsar (2.45 hrs), 01708 Attari-Jabalpur Special Express (2.30 hrs), 64523 Ambala-Ludhiana MEMU (2.26 hrs), 18238 Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Express (2.05 hrs) and 14649 Jaynagar-Amritsar Saryu-Yamuna Express (2.02 hrs).

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