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Cold wave chokes rail, road, air traffic in Northern India

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The intense choked rail, road, and air traffic in Northern

Several parts of North India, including and the adjoining Capital Region, were engulfed in dense fog as temperatures continue to dip on Wednesday.

On Thursday morning, 22 trains were cancelled in Delhi, which included: 15484 Mahananda Express, 11901 MTJ KKDE Express, 11902 KKDE MTJ Express, 12420 Gomti Express, 12419 Gomti Express, 12459 NDLS ASR Express, 12460 NDLS ASR Express, 13258 Jansadharan Express, 14006 Lichchavi Express, 14008 Sadbhawana Express, 14208 Padmawat Express, 14212 NDLS AGC Intercity, 14211 NDLS AGC Intercity, 14218 Uchahar Express, 14316 Intercity Express, 14315 Intercity Express, 14323 NDLS Inter City Express, 14324 NDLS Inter City Express, 14674 Shaheed Express, 1468 City Express, 14681 City Express, and 15602 SCL Express.

Also 30 trains coming to were running late due to dense fog.

These were: North East EXP, Faizalka Express, Avadh Asaam Express, Seemanchal Express, Kirasr Express, Farakka Express, Mahabodhi Express, S Kranti, Vaishali Express, Rewa Express, Kaifiyat Express, Patna Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Swatantrta Senani Express, Gondwana Express, JU DEE Express, Shramjeevi Express, Sapt Kranti Express, Avadh Asaam Express, Poorva Express, Magadh Express, Satyagrah Express, Faizabad Express, Intercity Express, Kissan Express, Kalka Mail Express, Ranchi, Express, Patalkot Express, and Chhindwara S Rohilla.

Flights were also being grounded as visibility levels drop to below 100 metres.

Total 143 persons died due to the in has shut schools till Saturday due to the prevailing cold conditions.

Many places in are facing sub-zero temperatures. The in city froze at many places.

Kargil in Ladakh recorded bone-chilling night temperature at minus 23.6 degree Celsius, lowest in this season.

Leh was the second coldest town in the state with the minimum temperature recorded at minus 17.4 degrees Celsius.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 09:10 IST
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