Cold conditions revive in Rajasthan

After two days of respite, mild cold wave conditions revived in northwest Rajasthan with fog in adjoining states disrupting rail services.

PTI| Updated: Feb 04, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Jaipur: After two days of respite, mild cold wave conditions revived in northwest Rajasthan with fog in adjoining states disrupting rail services.

Due to fog in neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, nine trains were running late from 25 minutes to 8 and a half hours.

Sriganganagar-Delhi train was rescheduled, and four others were partially cancelled on Delhi-Bikaner and Amritsar- Sadulpur routes in the state, a North Western Railway spokesman said.

New Tansukhia-Lalgarh train was running late by 8.5 hours while Hawrah-Jodhpur/Bikaner was delayed by 4.3 hrs.

Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state with the minimum temperature settling at 4 degrees last night, a MeT report said today.

Churu on plains recorded the lowest temperature of 5.7 degrees, which was 6 notches lower than the previous night.

Night temperature dipped at almost all places in the state from 1 to 7 degrees due to fresh cold winds in last 24 hours, the weatherman said.

Pilani recorded a minimum of 6.7 degree Celsius followed by Sriganganagar at 7.6, Jaipur 8.7, Udaipur 10, Jodhpur 10.3, Jaisalmer 11.2, and Ajmer 12.1 degree Celsius.

As per a MeT forecast, the mercury will further dip during the night in the state in next 24 hours.