Photos | Cold tightens its grip over North India

Amidst the tightening chill in the national capital, many people were seen gathering around bonfires to stay warm.

Published on Dec 23, 2023 03:13 PM IST 8 Photos

The cold tightened its grip on Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, with Noida, Aligarh, and Ghaziabad experiencing dense fog as the mercury slipped further. (HT Photo)

With a further dip in the mercury, locals were seen huddling around bonfires on the streets. (ANI)

Locals out cycling or taking morning walks said the mercury fell significantly in the early hours of Saturday and the cold was extreme. (HT Photo/Praveen Kumar)

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"It's getting tougher for us to take morning strolls as the cold is extreme. The fog and pollution are further compounding the woes of regular commuters and morning walkers. We are having step outdoors wearing masks to keep out health problems caused because of pollution," a local told was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Saturday. (ANI)

According to SAFAR-India (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi, was recorded in the 'Very Poor' range at 8.07 am on Saturday.(PTI)

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