Delhi : Chilly Winds Increased Shivering In Delhi

It's cold in Delhi...

It’s cold in Delhi…
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The chill has increased in the capital after the day-long cold winds on Tuesday. A drop of one degree less than normal was recorded in the maximum and minimum temperature. The maximum temperature was recorded at 24.1 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 8 degree.

The lowest maximum temperature of 22.4°C was recorded at Palam centre. Mayur Vihar recorded 22.5, Jafarpur 22.8, Mungeshpur 23.2, Ridge recorded maximum temperature of 23.7 degrees. Because of this chill remained throughout the day. According to the Meteorological Department, there will be no significant change in the temperature from December 7 to 9. During this, the maximum temperature will remain 25 and the minimum temperature will remain 8 degrees.

The department has also expressed the possibility of light fog till December 12. Monday was the coldest morning of the month of December with a minimum temperature of 7.6 degrees. There will be further drop in the maximum and minimum temperature from December 12 onwards.

decided to reduce the speed of trains
In view of the possibility of fog, the Railways has decided to reduce the speed of trains. The speed limit for trains without fog device is 60 km per hour, while trains equipped with the device have been instructed to run at a speed of 75 km per hour. Railways has instructed train engines to be equipped with fog devices. Fog safe devices to be provided to loco pilots in all locomotives plying in fog affected areas in North India. Also detonators should be appointed. Its adequate supply should be ensured.

Detonating signals, also known as detonators or fog signals. These are firecrackers that are placed on the tracks and when an engine passes over them, they explode to attract the attention of the driver. Sighting boards, whistle boards, fog signal posts and busy sensitive level crossing gates to be provided with yellow/black luminous strips at all signals. LED based flasher tail light being fitted for safe operation. Loco pilots have been instructed to take all precautions during foggy weather.

AQI 253 in Delhi after rise in pollution
The air quality in Delhi remained very poor on Tuesday after a slight increase in air pollution. According to CPCB data, AQI 253 was recorded on Tuesday. After the increase in AQI in 24 hours, the air is likely to remain in this category for the next three days. Delhi recorded the highest AQI as compared to NCR cities.

Due to slow wind speed and low mixing height, pollution is increasing again due to lack of opportunity for the pollutants to disperse. The third phase of Grape was implemented on Saturday after the AQI was in the severe category. On the other hand, the restrictions imposed by the Transport Department continued on Tuesday as well. Action is also being taken against BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles which are plying on the road by ignoring the rules.

The chill has increased in the capital after the day-long cold winds on Tuesday. A drop of one degree less than normal was recorded in the maximum and minimum temperature. The maximum temperature was recorded at 24.1 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 8 degree.

The lowest maximum temperature of 22.4°C was recorded at Palam centre. Mayur Vihar recorded 22.5, Jafarpur 22.8, Mungeshpur 23.2, Ridge recorded maximum temperature of 23.7 degrees. Because of this chill remained throughout the day. According to the Meteorological Department, there will be no significant change in the temperature from December 7 to 9. During this, the maximum temperature will remain 25 and the minimum temperature will remain 8 degrees.

The department has also expressed the possibility of light fog till December 12. Monday was the coldest morning of the month of December with a minimum temperature of 7.6 degrees. There will be further drop in the maximum and minimum temperature from December 12 onwards.

decided to reduce the speed of trains

In view of the possibility of fog, the Railways has decided to reduce the speed of trains. The speed limit for trains without fog device is 60 km per hour, while trains equipped with the device have been instructed to run at a speed of 75 km per hour. Railways has instructed train engines to be equipped with fog devices. Fog safe devices to be provided to loco pilots in all locomotives plying in fog affected areas in North India. Also detonators should be appointed. Its adequate supply should be ensured.

Detonating signals, also known as detonators or fog signals. These are firecrackers that are placed on the tracks and when an engine passes over them, they explode to attract the attention of the driver. Sighting boards, whistle boards, fog signal posts and busy sensitive level crossing gates to be provided with yellow/black luminous strips at all signals. LED based flasher tail light being fitted for safe operation. Loco pilots have been instructed to take all precautions during foggy weather.

AQI 253 in Delhi after rise in pollution

The air quality in Delhi remained very poor on Tuesday after a slight increase in air pollution. According to CPCB data, AQI 253 was recorded on Tuesday. After the increase in AQI in 24 hours, the air is likely to remain in this category for the next three days. Delhi recorded the highest AQI as compared to NCR cities.

Due to slow wind speed and low mixing height, pollution is increasing again due to lack of opportunity for the pollutants to disperse. The third phase of Grape was implemented on Saturday after the AQI was in the severe category. On the other hand, the restrictions imposed by the Transport Department continued on Tuesday as well. Action is also being taken against BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles which are plying on the road by ignoring the rules.

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