A heavy blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Thursday morning, hitting air, rail and road services badly.
A portion of the support base of the railway tracks between Magardoh and Barbatpur stations on the New Delhi-Chennai route has been washed away due to the heavy rains, affecting the rail traffic.
Several farmers o friday blocked rail and road traffic at different locations in the district opposing FDI in retail and hike in diesel price.
The weather bureau has forecast continuous rains, accompanied by strong gusty winds in some areas.
The demands of farmer organisations included moisture limit of paddy be raised from 17 to 22 percent, discolouration limit be raised from five to 12 percent and MSP of wheat be hiked.
Landslides triggered by heavy
rains has blocked several roads, including the National
Highway 44 at Sonapur in Meghalaya, disrupting road traffic to
Tripura, Mizoram and southern Assam since last night.
A thick layer of fog descended
on the national capital on Thursday night creating trouble for motorists
as the visibility dropped drastically.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai