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Dense fog throws normal life out of gear in Punjab, Haryana

chandigarh Updated: Dec 19, 2013 13:16 IST
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Dense fog threw normal life out of gear at several places in Punjab and Haryana while minimum temperatures witnessed a slight increase today.

In Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, where minimum temperature settled at 7.8 degrees celsius, fog was heavy during night time, a MeT Department official here said on Wednesday.

Visibility levels dropped below 50 m in the morning as thick fog enveloped Patiala, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Hisar, Karnal, and Ambala among other places, the official said.

Fog disrupted normal schedule of trains. New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi was delayed by close to 90 minutes while Amritsar-New Delhi and the Punjab Mail were also delayed due to fog.

Meanwhile, Ludhiana's low temperature settled at 10.4 degrees celsius, while the minimum at Patiala was 10.8 degrees celsius.

Amritsar registered a low of 8.6 degrees celsius.

In Haryana, Hisar recorded a low of 11.2 degrees celsius, while Ambala's minimum settled at 10.5 degrees celsius. Karnal, Narnaul and Bhiwani recorded respective minimums of 11 degrees celsius, 8.4 degree celsius and 10.7 degrees celsius.