Normal life affected as cold snap stretches in North India
Frigid conditions showed no signs of abating as mercury hovered several notches below normal in North India.
New Delhi: Frigid conditions showed no signs of abating as mercury hovered several notches below normal in north India and thick fog enveloped the region throwing normal life out of gear.
Delhiites witnessed a thick fog blanket in the wee hours of the morning that led to several cancelled or delayed flights and trains to and fro in the city.
Srinagar residents of Kashmir Valley were digging out from 2.3 mm of snow that fell overnight with temperature plummeting further two notches to minus 2.3 degree Celsius.
Foggy conditions disrupted normal life in Rajasthan affecting rail and road traffic where vehicles were moving at a snail`s pace and some trains running behind the schedule.
Intense cold wave sweeping across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh continued unabated in most parts with mercury dropping to record-breaking minus 2.1 degree Celsius at Hisar.
Flight and train operations were adversely affected due to lack of visibility with 37 trains, mostly Delhi-bound, running late by several hours and delay or diversion of around 150 domestic and international flights causing inconvenience to passengers.
In a fog-related incident, at least 10 vehicles rammed into each other on Delhi-Jaipur national highway at Chandwaji, 100 kms from Jaipur.