Fog brings traffic, rail services to a standstill in North India

Tue Dec 17 2013, 17:53 hrs
A thick blanket of fog enveloped most parts of Punjab and Haryana today, disrupting normal life and hitting air, rail and road traffic. Commuters faced hurdles in reaching to their work places in Punjab on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
A thick blanket of fog enveloped most parts of Punjab and Haryana today, disrupting normal life and hitting air, rail and road traffic.
Commuters faced hurdles in reaching to their work places in Punjab on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
In Punjab, fog and mist reduced visibility to less than 50 metres at several places, including Patiala, Amritsar, Hisar, Karnal Ambala and Ludhiana.  Women on the way to their work place in Punjab on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
In Punjab, fog and mist reduced visibility to less than 50 metres at several places, including Patiala, Amritsar, Hisar, Karnal Ambala and Ludhiana.
Women on the way to their work place in Punjab on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana recorded a temperature of 5.3 degree Celsius. Amritsar and Patiala recorded a low of 7.8 degree Celsius and 7.6 degree Celsius respectively, Met department officials said. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana recorded a temperature of 5.3 degree Celsius. Amritsar and Patiala recorded a low of 7.8 degree Celsius and 7.6 degree Celsius respectively, Met department officials said. (IE Photo: Gurmeet Singh)
At 8.55 am, the signs are ominous. This is going to be one long drive to office. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
At 8.55 am, the signs are ominous. This is going to be one long drive to office. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
Many drivers keep their hazard lights on, hoping this will add to their visibility on the road. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
Many drivers keep their hazard lights on, hoping this will add to their visibility on the road. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
It is 9 am and the headlights are on all across Delhi. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
It is 9 am and the headlights are on all across Delhi. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
If this picture is to be believed, then this Delhi Metro stretch in East Delhi has just vanished into thin air. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
If this picture is to be believed, then this Delhi Metro stretch in East Delhi has just vanished into thin air. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
The black and white stripes on the roadsides serve a good purpose. They tell you where the asphalt ends. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
The black and white stripes on the roadsides serve a good purpose. They tell you where the asphalt ends. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
In a fog traffic jams are good as no one is speeding. That is the safest way to drive. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
In a fog traffic jams are good as no one is speeding. That is the safest way to drive. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
You don't know what you are driving into. Even roads you have driven on for many years seem like whole new experiences. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
You don't know what you are driving into. Even roads you have driven on for many years seem like whole new experiences. (IE Photo: Nandagopal Rajan)
Meanwhile, in Gurgaon at Huda City Centre metro station. (IE Photo: Apurva Singh)
Meanwhile, in Gurgaon at Huda City Centre metro station. (IE Photo: Apurva Singh)

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