Agra fogged out, records season`s lowest

The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 14:52 PM IST

Agra: The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also recorded the season`s lowest minimum temperature at 2.5 degrees Celsius.

Early morning, rickshawpullers could be seen struggling to rush kids to schools on time. Traffic on the National Highway to Delhi was disrupted because of low visibility.

The night shelters run by Sri Nathji Nishulk Jal Sewa and a few opened by the Agra Muicipal Corporation reported full attendance. The corporation is providing fire wood and cow dung cakes for bonfires at important crossings.

Bankey Lal Maheshwari, who runs the Sri Nathji night shelters, said: "Our shelters on the MG Road are full. Looks like winter is going to be really harsh this season. We are now providing extra quilts and blankets."

Travel guide Ved Gautam said with trains arriving late, tourists were left with less time to see the monuments in Agra. "Those who come only for a day can see only Taj, they cannot go to Fatehpur Sikri," he said.

IANS