New Delhi, January 19
A cold wave tightened its grip across parts of northern India with the minimum temperature recorded at 6 degrees Celsius in New Delhi. The cold wave conditions will continue for a few days more according to a Met Department official.
Homeless people in the nation’s capital are taking shelter in cold shelters organized by the government. People are getting warmth at campfires. Most of the people are not coming out of their houses due to severe cold conditions.
Flights and trains were cancelled due to fog. Several trains are running behind schedule due to poor visibility, which was recorded at 400 metres. 27 trains are running late while seven trains were rescheduled.
As the visibility at Palam airport dropped to 200 metres, several flights were cancelled. Passengers had to wait for hours at the airport as nine flights were delayed.
In Jammu and Kashmir, almost all regions were covered under thick blanket of snowfall. Locals are remaining indoors most of the time while tourists are flocking to the area to enjoy the snowfall.