Cold wave continues to grip N India, 11 Delhi-bound trains running late

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) North India continues to reel under cold wave conditions with dense fog, lowering visibility and disrupting rail and air traffic.

Nearly a dozen passenger trains to the national capital were also running behind schedule. According to Indian Railways, 11 trains to Delhi from various parts of the country are running late on Sunday.

Amritsar-Nanded Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, Ambedkarnagar-Katra, and Manikpur-Nizamuddin Express, among others, were delayed due to dense fog conditions.

Due to dense fog at Delhi airport, people were seen waiting for their flights for several hours. Some of the flights were also announced as cancelled.

The Delhi airport authorities issued an advisory saying passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned regarding the status of their flights.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the visibility at Delhi-Palam has stood at zero metres since 3:00 am on Sunday.

The agency said very dense fog was observed in isolated pockets in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar.

IMD predicted that cold wave conditions are likely to prevail over Bihar and north Madhya Pradesh and expand to more parts of north India during January 21–22.

In the national capital, a thin layer of fog gripped the city on Sunday morning, with a minimum recorded temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

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