Lahore (Web Desk): Dense fog engulfed different cities of Punjab, including Lahore on night between Wednesday and Thursday, 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 sections from Lahore to Pindi Bhattian and Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad have been closed as visibility was down to zero. Similar situation exists at several places on the National Highway.
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.
a spokesman from Pakistan International Airlines said, “The weather condition is beyond the control of the airline. PIA has to adjust the timings of its flights due to such weather conditions, as the airline cannot operate flights with poor visibility and also keeping in view the safety requirements.”
“Passengers are requested to contact PIA Call Centre at 111786786 for flight updates,” the spokesman added.
Dense fog has also affected railways schedule in most cities of Punjab and departure if several trains was delayed.