Gwalior, May 5 (ANI): With the rising mercury breaking several old records, soaring temperature has made life miserable for people in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
The normally bustling markets in the city are mostly empty in the daytime. The only people doing brisk business are ice cream and cold drink vendors and watermelon sellers.
"I have never seen such high temperature and hot weather my whole life," said Parlad, a resident.
The meteorological centre though sees no respite from the heat in coming days.
According to Uma Shankar Chouksey, an official working in the weather department, the temperature recorded in the city is between 42 - 45 degrees and there will be no respite in the coming days.
Summers in India are a difficult time when soaring temperatures lead to numerous casualties across the country.
"Day-by-day temperature is increasing. Now, it is 40 degree Celsius. There are chances people might fall ill in this temperature, especially those who need to go out in the sun regularly. Due to heat stroke, the body's temperature might increase and if not taken care then one can even faint," said Dharmendra Tiwari, a doctor.
The unusual heat wave forced people to remain indoors and roads wore a deserted look in the city.
People chose to go to work early and come late in order to escape the unbearable sun. (ANI)