Severe cold and foggy conditions continues to prevail in most parts of North India, throwing normal life out of gear. With the visibility on Friday having reduced to 500 meters, the road, rail and air traffic being disrupted.
The minimum temperature in the national capital New Delhi early morning was at 7 degree Celsius, one notch below the normal. Northern Railway confirmed that 52 trains were running late, while two trains have been rescheduled.
In Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, there was a sharp decline in minimum temperature which was recorded around 5 degrees Celsius. Fatehpur, Unnao, Jaunpur, Saharnapur and the Terai region are worst affected by the cold wave. In Jammu and Kashmir, the minimum temperature dropped to about 2 degrees Celsius in most places. Many water bodies, including the Dal Lake are partially frozen. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.2 degree Celsius last night.