On Monday, the Indian capital New Delhi woke up to a hazy morning, quivering at 2.5 degrees Celsius.
Metro lines, trains, and flights running within and towards New Delhi have been delayed, cancelled or diverted last minute due to almost “no-visibility”, adding to the inconvenience of residents as well as travellers.
As a virtual warm hug to conquer mutual suffering, netizens took to Twitter and shared videos, pictures and one-liners with fellow frostbitten office-goers.
#DelhiWinters has consistently been trending on Twitter in India.
Due to the fog, visibility on the roads in the national capital region (NCR) has been reduced to a minimum.
On Sunday night, a car carrying six people skidded off a road and fell straight into a canal in Noida, a satellite city inthe national capital region because of low visibility. All of the passengers, including two minors were killed in the accident.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi witnessed its 16th consecutive “severely cold day” on Sunday, 29 December.
Train and Air services were also badly affected, with airlines announcing delays on social media.
#6ETravelAdvisory: Due to poor visibility in #Delhi, our flights are impacted. Do keep a track of your flight status at https://t.co/TQCzzy2a2s. For rescheduling/cancellation, please visit Plan B https://t.co/Oq5OqwbyNF. You may also chat with us at https://t.co/tBjQsmj0MT.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) December 30, 2019
#WeatherUpdate Due to bad weather at Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://t.co/u9dvEZRAK7.— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) December 29, 2019
Northern Railways had to press snow cutters into service in the Kashmir region to restore train services, as the region was completely enveloped in snow.
Dedicated Loco Pilot, the WDS-4 Loco & non-dispensable Snow Cutter are at work for creating safe & clear rail tracks ahead of passenger train operations on picturesque snow cover Banihal-Srinagar section in #KashmirValley India.@RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc@GM_NRly @drmfzr pic.twitter.com/qXZNs1V0Vs— Northern Railway (@RailwayNorthern) December 30, 2019