Dense fog engulfs major cities in Punjab


LAHORE: Dense fog blanketed different cities of Punjab, including Lahore and Gujranwala on Wednesday, 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 Faisalabad to Gojra has been closed as visibility was down to zero.

The motorway police have appealed the drivers to use alternative roads 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. Dense fog has also affected railways schedule in most cities of Punjab and trains departure was delayed.