Cold waves continue in Rajasthan, claims 1 life

Jaipur, Dec 18: The cold weather in Rajasthan continued to affect normal lives where over 9 trains were delayed and a man was found dead today, Met reports said. An unidentified body of a 40-year-old man was found in Jalupura area here this morning, police said, adding that the post-mortem reports would reveal whether the man was a victim of cold.

The capital city of Jaipur experienced winter's lowest temperature of 5.4 degrees Celsius last night, about one degree less than previous night, Met department said.

Mount Abu maintained its temperature at 1 degrees Celsius, while Churu plains recorded a minimum of 3.1 degrees Celsius followed by 3.2 degrees Celsius in Udaipur, 3.3 degrees Celsius in Sriganganagar, 4.4 degrees Celsius in Chittorgarh, 4.7 degrees Celsius in Pilani, 7.0 degrees Celsius in Kota, 7.7 degrees Celsius in Ajmer, 8.8 degrees Celsius in Jodhpur.

Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner recorded between 9 and 9.8 degrees Celsius. Over nine trains coming to the state have been delayed due to fog in the bordering districts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

According to NWR spokesman, six trains arrived late in Jaipur, while 9 other passenger trains were delayed by 2 to 13 hours.

Howara-to-Sriganganagar train was running late by 12:40 hrs, Sultanpura-Ahd via Jaipur 5:40 hrs, Hawara Bikaner/Jodhpur by 4:35 hrs, DelhiSarai- Bikaner by 3 hrs and Jammu Tawai-Ajmer 2:25 hrs, he said.

Few buses of Rajasthan roadways were also delayed and arrived late here from Delhi, Bharatpur, Alwar and Agra due to fog, the official added. MeT department predicted that the existing cold wave condition will continue till the coming weekend.


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