Dense fog disrupts rail, road and air traffic in Punjab

Four killed, several injured in fog-related incidents in Punjab

ISLAMABAD:Dense fog Saturday blanketed different cities of Punjab, including Lahore  paralysing routine life and disrupting rail, road and air traffic. The thick fog has badly affected the flow of road traffic in several cities of Punjab. According to a Motorway spokesman, the Motorway section from Babu Sabu to Sheikhupura had been closed as visibility was down to zero.
Similar situation exists at several places on the National Highway, private news channel reported. The Motorway police have appealed the drivers to use GT Road for travelling. They have also urged the drivers to drive slowly and switch on fog lights. The people have been requested to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling. The fog has also disrupted flight operations at various airports in Punjab.
Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was shut down and flight operation was cancelled as thick fog dropped visibility down to zero. Dense fog has also affected railways schedule in most cities of Punjab and trains departure was delayed for up to 10 to 12 hours.– APP


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