UP in grip of severe cold wave, toll mounts to 50

UP in grip of severe cold wave, toll mounts to 50

With the mercury plummeting to 6 degrees Celsius at some places, Uttar Pradesh continued to be in the grip of a severe cold wave on Thursday.

The cold wave has affected normal lives and the death toll in the cold-related incidents has mounted to 50.

According to sources, dense fog and chilly winds severely impacted the movement of trains and planes causing immense hardship to the people.

Several long-distance trains have been cancelled while many others were running several hours behind schedule, sources said adding that flight operations were also disrupted at different airports in the state.

The state transport corporation has also cancelled several long distance services following dense fog.

Minimum temperature plummeted to 6 degrees Celsius in Gonda, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur and some other places, reports said. The Met office said the prevailing weather conditions will continue for the   next few days.

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