Several north Indian states continue to reel under the impact of cold waves and dense fog. The cold wave is likely to continue till January 18 with dense fog covering parts of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana till Monday, disrupting flight and railway services due to low visibility, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD).
According to Northern Railway, around 20 trains are running late today by nearly two hours including Mahabodhi Express, Farakka Express, Amrapali Express among others.
Similarly, departure of around six flights from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) has been delayed due to fog. Flights towards Riyadh, Shimla, Kullu, Varanasi, Dharamshala, Srinagar and Dehradun have been delayed.
On Saturday, IMD predicted that a fresh spell of dense to very dense fog and cold wave conditions will be seen over northwest India from January 15 to 18.
Dense to very dense fog very likely in isolated/some parts during night and morning hours over Punjab, Haryana and Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during next five days. Dense fog very likely in isolated pockets during night and morning hours over Bihar during next five days; Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand during next 4 days and Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, north Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and Tripura during next two days.