New Delhi , Now along with severe cold, fog will also increase in the capital Delhi. The Meteorological Department estimates that moderate to dense fog may be seen in different parts of Delhi on Saturday. Due to this, yellow alert has been issued for Saturday and Sunday. At the same time, cold day conditions remained in most parts on Friday.
People of Delhi are facing severe cold for the last three days. Due to lack of sunlight, there was chill in most areas of Delhi on Friday morning. Due to cold winds and melting, two-wheeler drivers had to face a lot of trouble. When the minimum temperature is below ten degrees and the maximum temperature is between four and a half degrees to six and a half degrees below normal, it is considered a cold day.
Pollutant particles present two and a half times the standards
According to CPCB, at 4 pm on Friday, the average level of PM 10 in the air of NCR was 242 and the average level of PM 2.5 was 134 micrograms per cubic meter. That means there are about two and a half times more pollutant particles present in the air than the standards. According to the Air Quality Early Warning System, the wind speed will generally be less than ten kilometers per hour during the next two days.
Air and rail traffic affected
Rail traffic is being affected due to dense fog in North India including the capital. On Friday, more than 50 trains arrived late at various stations in Delhi. About 20 planes also took off late from IGI Airport.
Railway officials said that more than 50 trains arrived late at stations like New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin etc.
visibility was good
Vaishali Express coming from Saharsa to New Delhi was delayed by 4.30 hours while Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani was delayed by four hours. Vande Bharat, coming from Banaras to New Delhi, arrived late by about three hours and its operation from here too was delayed. At the same time, more than 12 trains had to be delayed by two hours. Apart from this, due to good visibility at IGI Airport on Friday, no aircraft had to be diverted. Jafarpur area of Delhi remained the coldest on Friday. The maximum temperature recorded here was 13.1 degrees Celsius.