Patna: Cold wave conditions persisted in
Bihar on Wednesday with fog leading to poor visibility, affecting
rail and air traffic.
MeT Department sources said Gaya was the coldest place
where minimum temperature plummeted to 7.4 degree Celsius, two
degrees below normal.
Patna recorded the minimum temperature of 7.9 degree
Celsius while Bhagalpur and Purnia recorded 9.6 degree
State disaster management sources said no death has been
reported from anywhere so far due to cold.
The department had released seed money worth Rs 22.75 lakh
for arranging bonfire at different places. The divisional
headquarters have been given Rs one lakh each and the
districts given Rs 50,000 each for the purpose, they said.
Special arrangements have been made for treatment of those
who suffer cold attack, the sources added.
Arvind Dubey, Director of Jayaprakash Narayan
International Airport here, said flights were badly hit
because of poor visibility caused by fog.
Train services, too, were affected because of fog,