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Friday, 10 November 2017

Traffic snarls, flight disruptions as smog persists in Punjab, KP

Traffic snarls, flight disruptions as smog persists in Punjab, KP
Traffic snarls, flight disruptions as smog persists in Punjab, KP


LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Many areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continue to remain enveloped in smog, leading to the suspension of traffic at sections of the Motorway on Friday.
In view of avoiding traffic accidents due to low visibility, the M1 is closed for traffic from Peshawar to Swabi and M3 from Pindi Bhattiyan to Faisalabad. 
Meanwhile, heavy traffic is suspended on M2 section from Lahore to Lillah Interchange.
Officials at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore said around 70 domestic and international flights were delayed and suspended Friday morning due to the inclement weather. .
Besides, train schedules have also been affected amid low visibility caused by smog. 
The trains have been arriving four to 13 hours later than their scheduled time.
So far, accidents caused due to smog have claimed dozens of lives and left several injured in Punjab.
On November 7, one person was killed, many others injured as vehicles bumped into each other in accidents caused Tuesday due to smog.

Six vehicles crashed into each other near Pindi Bhattian, leaving one dead and six others injured. On the other hand, 20 vehicles collided with each other near Faisalabad-Sial road, injuring many.

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