Headlines December 31, 2019
Flights, trains cancelled in Delhi fog
The national capital Delhi was gripped by intense cold since the last one week. The temperatures have come down drastically making the city colder than Shimla. Rail, road and air traffic was adversely affected in the city and nearby areas. Flights were diverted and some were cancelled too. Over ten trains were running late. Normal life came to a standstill in New Delhi and nearby areas. Many people took to social media to share their experiences with Delhi’s extreme weather condition. “The city is under a thick blanket of fog, at the moment. It is 9 in the morning & this is a first. Winters, this time around, is turning out to be path breaking in so many ways, now. Oh. Temperature? Not sure. But super, duper cold”, tweeted Madhuvanthi Sreenivasan.
On Sunday, the temperature at Delhi was recorded at 2.8 Degree Celsius which is colder than that at Shimla. Experts pointed out that the air quality in Delhi has worsened after the extreme weather conditions. A red alert was earlier issued at Delhi and nearby areas. The state government has started emergency shelters for homeless people living on the streets. “Minimum temperatures (in degree Celcius) recorded at various stations of Delhi, today, the 30th Dec, 2019 Lodi Road; 2.2 Palam; 2.9 Safdarjung; 2.6 Ayanagar; 2.5”, tweeted India Met Dept.
Six people died in an accident after the car fell into a canal at Greater Noida. Reportedly, the driver lost control due to the thick fog. Amongst those who were dead included two children as well. The incident took place at around 11.30 pm on Sunday.
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