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Low visibility delays 9 Delhi bound trains; air quality remains 'very poor' in the capital

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

At least nine trains were running late on Wednesday as visibility in some parts of plummeted below 200 meters.

The list of the delayed trains included Purushottam Express for Puri, Mahabodhi Express Gaya, Brahmputra Mail, BGP Garib Rath (Bhagalpur to Anand Vihar), Swatantra S Express (Jaynagar-Delhi), Poorva Express (Howrah junction to Delhi), Brahmaputra Mail (to Delhi), West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (Sealdah to Anand Vihar), Kaifiyat Express (to Delhi), Vikramshila Express (Bhagalpur to Anand Vihar).

"The visibility is likely to remain below 200 meters due to dense fog. It may improve to 800m in the shallow fog after some time," said the Meteorological Department in its daily report.

The air quality in the capital remains in 'very poor' category which is going to deteriorate slowly, as according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research. the deficit benefit due to rainfall wash out is levelled off.

Delhi's air quality index (AQI) observed the concentration of Particulate Matter 2.5 under 'very poor' category. However, Particulate Matter 10 shows slight improvement reaching 'moderate' category.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 10:14 IST