Jaipur: Dense fog on Monday affected rail and road services in Rajasthan as cold conditions prevailed in the state with popular hill station Mount Abu recording the lowest temperature of 4 degrees Celsius last night.
In the plains, Churu recorded a minimum of 4.4 degrees Celsius, about 0.4 degrees Celsius more than yesterday, followed by Sikar 5.0 degrees Celsius, Pilani 5.4 degrees Celsius and Udaipur 6 degrees Celsius.
Dense fog disrupted rail and road services as North-Western Railways partially cancelled two trains, rescheduled three trains, and 23 trains were running late by 15 minutes to over eight hours, the official spokesman said.
Amritsar-Sadulpur and Sadulpur-Ludhiana train were partially cancelled due to fog as these were running behind schedule. Sriganganagar-Rishikesh and Sriganganagar-Delhi trains were rescheduled, he added.
Varanasi-Jodhpur train was running late by eight and a half hours, Sealdah-Ajmer by six hours and forty minutes, Jammu Tawai-Ahmedabad by four hours and twenty minutes, and Guwahati-Barmer by four hours and 15 minutes.
A number of roadways buses on Delhi-Jaipur, Agra-Jaipur, Jaipur-Bharatpur-Alwar routes were reported late this morning due to fog, an RSRTC official said.
Jaipur's night temperature dipped to 8.3 degrees Celsius, about 0.7 degree C less than previous night.
Elsewhere, the minimum temperature varied between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius.
Considering the clear sky and northerly cold wind pattern, the mercury may further fall in next 24 hours in the state, a forecast said.