Fog affects life in Punjab, HaryanaDecember 20th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Fog and cold wave conditions continued to affect normal life in Punjab and Haryana Tuesday.
Thick fog engulfed most parts of Haryana, affecting road and rail traffic. Most trains ran two to six hours behind schedule, officials said.
Flights on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi sector were hit. Some were cancelled.
Gurgaon-based entrepreneur Sandeep Brar, whose Chandigarh-Delhi flight Monday evening was cancelled, had to travel to Delhi by road.
“We took nearly 10 hours to reach Gurgaon from Chandigarh by taxi. Visibility was zero on most part of National Highway,” Brar told IANS from Gurgaon in Haryana.
Roadways staff in Chandigarh said buses were taking two to four hours extra to reach their destinations in the evening and night due to thick fog.
The cold wave continued to persist over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh even though minimum temperatures were 1-2 degrees higher Tuesday compared to last three-four days.
While Chandigarh recorded a low of 7.2 degrees, Amritsar and Patiala were at 7.4 and 6.2 degrees respectively, a Met official said.
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