Cold wave and dense fog continues to lash North India, a day after Delhi witnessed its coldest day in past 44 years. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature of the national capital dropped to 9.8 degrees celsius.
Foggy weather has disrupted rail, road and air services on Thursday. Dense fog has settled over some parts of the plains of northwest India and northwest Madhya Pradesh early Thursday.
"The stations where visibility has been reported 50 m or less are Churu, Lucknow, Ambala, Delhi and Gwalior," the India Meteorological Department said.
"Fog continued to affect the aviation severely at IGI Airport and other airports in North India," IMD said.
The bone-chilling cold has claimed 15 more lives in Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll in the state to 107.
Officials told PTI that four people died in Muzaffarnagar, three people in Mathura, two each in Agra, Bulandshahr and Etah and one each in Barabanki and Mirzapur.
Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh remained the coldest place with a minimum 0.6 degrees, Bareilly with 0.9 degrees, Aligarh 1.2 degrees, Najiabad 1.4 degrees, Meerut 1.8 degrees, Agra 2.4 degrees and Moradabad 2.5 degrees.
The IMD earlier said that "Fog/dense fog would occur over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Rajasthan, west Uttar Prades and northwest Madhya Pradesh during next 23 days."
"Cold day conditions would prevail over many parts of Punjab, Haryana & Delhi and some parts of west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan," IMD said.
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