Delhi woke up to a cover of thick fog this morning which affected at least 24 trains. The weather in the national capital region has become increasingly cold due to showers last week.
Dense fog, biting cold and icy winds magnified the agony of people living on the streets, while the visibility has also been affected.
As the temperature in Delhi dipped, cold wave intensified, forcing people to take refuge in night shelters. The homeless took shelter at Delhi's Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Connaught Place.
The trains delayed included the Malda-Delhi Farakka Express and Howrah-New Delhi Duronto. The visibility at Safdarjung was recorded at 1,500 metres at 5.30 am and 1,000 metres at Palam, a meteorological (Met) department official said.
According to the weather office, the maximum temperature was recorded 22 degrees and the minimum temperature was at 9 degrees. The Met department has also predicted thunderstorms between Thursday and Saturday.
(With inputs from ANI)
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