GUWAHATI, Jan 16 - With a view to minimise passenger inconvenience, the Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has reduced the number of trains cancelled due to foggy weather, which had been announced earlier.
�To overcome the problems faced in the management of train operations during the foggy season, a complete plan to create capacity and rectify the abnormally late running of trains was devised by reducing the frequency of trains that run on sectors badly affected by fog from January 8 to February 29. This was based on the previous year�s experience which indicated that despite severe capacity constraints due to reduced speed or mobility during fog, particularly over highly saturated sectors, the Indian Railway was running a very high number of trains,� NFR Chief PRO PJ Sharma said.
He added, �However, concerns have been raised from various quarters due to such a large number of cancellations during the current foggy season and inconvenience likely to be caused to the passengers due to non-availability of train services during the cancellation period. In view of this, it has been decided to reduce the number of cancellations proposed earlier during the ongoing foggy season.�
The cancellations have been reduced with effect from January 15.
As per the revised schedule, all Rajdhani Express and all Shatabdi Express trains, which were earlier cancelled due to fog, have been restored with effect from yesterday.
Besides, the 12505 Guwahati-Anand Vihar Northeast Express has been partially restored to run on Saturdays, but will remain cancelled on Tuesdays.
The 12506 Anand Vihar-Guwahati Northeast Express has been partially restored to run on Mondays, but will remain cancelled on Thursdays.
The 14055 Dibrugarh Town-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail has been partially restored to run on Sundays, but will remain cancelled on Wednesdays.
The 14056 Delhi-Dibrugarh Town Brahmaputra Mail has been partially restored to run on Thursdays, but will remain cancelled on Sundays.
The NFR had earlier decided to cancel and reduce the frequency of some trains from January 8 to February 29 on account of foggy weather.