Cold wave grips northern areas, normal life disrupted in Shimla


Delhi, 11 Jan: Cold wave conditions continue to prevail in the Northern areas on Wednesday with dip in temperatures.

In last 24 hours Keylong in Lahul- Spiti recorded -11.4° C, Kalpa in Kinnaur: -8.6°C, Manali: -6.6°C, Shimla: -3.2° C.

Delhi witnessed a chilly Wednesday morning  with the minimum temperature further dropping to four degrees Celsius.


At least 26 trains are delayed and 11 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Wednesday morning, a railway official said.

The cancelled trains included Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express, New Delhi-Trivendrum Central Kerala Express, Visakhapatnam-New Delhi A.P. Express, New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express.

The others cancelled were Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Chennai Central G.T. Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hydrabad Deccan Dakshin Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Link Express,

More of those cancelled included New Delhi-Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Express, Delhi Junction-Sealdah West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express, Amritsar-New Delhi-Amritsar Shan-E-Punjab and Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi.

1 International and 5 domestic flights from/to Delhi are also delayed due to foggy weather.

In view of the intense cold wave in Uttar Pradesh, all schools in the state capital Lucknow have been directed to remain close till January 15, an official said on Wednesday.

The order would be enforced on all schools, government, semi-government and private for classes upto 8th standard.

Students of standard 10th and 12th would, however, be rejoining as per schedule.

Meanwhile, Shimla continues to covered under a thick blanket of snow leading to many problems with traffic, electric supply disrupted.



In Jammu and Kashmir, roads are blocked in several parts in Rajouri over heavy snowfall.

Wefornews Bureau


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