Two people died in Haryana due to piercing cold wave and thick fog that has severely disrupted normal life across North India.
Nearly 100 trains have either been canceled or delayed in due to low visibility caused by dense fog. Road traffic is also severely affected in the region.
Mercury levels have dropped significantly at most places. In Uttar Pradesh, most parts are enveloped in fog, crippling road and rail communication.
Over three dozen trains are running late and the schedule of several flights have also been changed.
The Met Office had yesterday predicted that similar weather condition will continue in the coming days.
It is being reported that 18 people have died because of the severe cold and fog in Uttar Pradesh alone since Wednesday. The overall toll has risen to 70.
Deaths have been reported from Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Chandauli and Ghazipur.