Cold wave sweeps Delhi as temperature drops to 3.4 degree Celsius


Temperature in Delhi dropped to 3.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday with India Meteorological Department declaring a cold wave in the capital.

As per a report in PTI, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum of 3.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal, on Sunday morning.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 22 degrees Celsius, PTI quoted a Met official as saying.

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This comes even as protesting farmers at Delhi borders remain firm in their demands of repealing Centre’s new agricultural laws.

The farmers’ agitation, which has entered its fourth week, has also led to traffic diversions at various border points causing inconvenience to commuters.

Ever since the agitation began, the Delhi Traffic Police has been constantly putting up updates on Twitter to alert commuters about the closure of certain roads and suggested them to take alternative routes.

According to the traffic police, Tikri and Dhansa borders are closed for any traffic movement. The Jhatikara Border is open only for two-wheelers and pedestrians.

However, for those travelling to Haryana, the Delhi Traffic Police said some borders are opened — the Jharoda border (only for single carriageway), Daurala, Kapashera, Badusarai, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera.

The Ghazipur border is closed for traffic coming from Noida and Ghaziabad due to the ongoing protest, reported PTI.

Those travelling to Delhi can take alternative routes via Anad Vihar, DND, Apsara and Bhopra borders, it said.

The Chilla border between Noida and Delhi is open for traffic but for just one carriageway. The other carriageway from Noida to Delhi is closed, according to the traffic police.

Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari, Sabholi and Mangesh borders are closed and commuters are suggested to take alternate routes via Lampur, Safiabad and Singhu school toll tax borders, it said.

(With inputs from PTI)





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