Dense fog, cold wave affect train services in Rajasthan
Dense fog in north-eastern parts of Rajasthan today continued to affect rail and road services here even as mercury plummeted below five degrees Celsius at many places in the state.
Jaipur: Dense fog in north-eastern parts of Rajasthan today continued to affect rail and road services here even as mercury plummeted below five degrees Celsius at many places in the state.
Poor visibility led to 27 trains, under the North-Western Railway, being delayed, with some running late by 20 minutes to eight hours, while two trains were rescheduled, an NWR official said.
The Sealdah-Ajmer train was running late by eight hours, while the Jammu Tawi-Ajmer train was behind by seven and a half hours, the official said.
The Howrah-Bikaner/Jodhpur Express was late by almost seven hours while the Allahabad-Jaipur Express and the Gorakhpur-Hisar running six and five hours behind schedule respectively, the official added.
Mount Abu on hills recorded the lowest temperature at 3.5 degrees Celsius, about three degree less than the normal, a MeT department said.
The minimum temperatures at Churu and Pilani on plains were recorded at 4.7 degrees Celsius each while Sriganganagar's low settled at 4.8 degrees Celsius.
People on plains experienced intense cold wave conditions in Churu, Sikar, Pilani, and Udaipur districts where minimum temperatures ranged between 4.7 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Jaipur was engulfed in fog this morning and recorded a low at 6.6 degrees Celsius.
Fresh cold winds approaching from north India would further cause dip in the temperatures with fog appearing at some places in western districts of the state in next 24 hours, a forecast said.