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No respite from cold in Patiala

HT Correspondent, Hindustantimes.com  Patiala, January 31, 2014
First Published: 21:14 IST(31/1/2014) | Last Updated: 21:15 IST(31/1/2014)

The residents of the royal city had no respite from the cold and fog as the mercury plummeted to a minimum of 8.3°Celsius on Friday.

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Normal life was thrown out of gear as dense fog prevailed in the city especially in its outskirts. The meteorological department said due to fog, the visibility had decreased to 90 metres in the city even during the day.
 
The railway traffic was also hit by the fog as trains continued their late arrivals keeping passengers waiting for hours at the station. The Lokmanya Tilak-Amritsar Express was delayed by around two hours Delhi-Fazilka Express by three hours and the Kalka-Barmer express by around an hour.
 
Met informed that weather conditions would improve on saturday, as fog would decrease and temperatures are also expected to rise.

Meanwhile, the parents of small children in the city have been cautious

during the current winter season and taking adequate measures to ensure that their wards do not fall prey to the vagaries of cold.
 
Deputy medical superintendent of the Government Rajindra Hospital, Dr Harshinder Kaur said that as compared to the previous year, the number of paediatric cases reported in out patient door (OPD) this year have shown an appreciable decrease.
 
Kaur said, "The number of cases reported in January 2013 was 2200 which has come down to 1600 this year."

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