More than 18 vehicles rammed into each other on Friday morning due to dense fog on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat. Several people have been injured in this accident, who have all been admitted to the district hospital in Baghpat. Also Read - 4 Flights to/From Delhi Airport Delayed, 1 Cancelled Due to Dense Fog & Zero Visibility
The administration team has reached the spot and efforts are being made to evacuate the expressway. Notably, a police vehicle was also among the cars hit due to low visibility. Also Read - Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi-NCR; Trains, Flight Operations Likely to be Affected
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Baghpat stretch of the expressway is an accident-prone area where road incidents occur frequently. Today’s incident comes just days after a dozen vehicles suffered a similar mishap on the same stretch.
Meanwhile, people in several North Indian states woke up to a New Year’s morning marked by dense fog and intense cold. In the capital New Delhi, the mercury plummeted to 1.1 degrees celsius, the lowest in 15 years.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its daily bulletin issued on December 31 at 9.00 pm, said that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to persist in isolated places over Delhi during next 2 days. IMD also said that dense to very dense fog is very likely in some pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi during the next 2 days.