Jaipur/Alwar: Severe cold wave conditions have taken a toll on a farmer on Thursday. A 45-year-old farmer died while watering the crops at his farm during early hours at MIA police station area in Alwar.
According to police the deceased identified as Vijay Singh was watering the mustard crop during early hours at 3 am. When he did not return back to his home, his relatives rushed to the farm and saw him fainted. “He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. The family members have said he died of cold. The body was also sent to the post mortem,” said a senior police officer.
Attributing the continued dip in the mercury to the active northerly winds Jaipur Met Office said that similar conditions will prevail in the state in the next couple of days. Jaipur Met office further stated that fog and mist will also prevail at many places in the northern and eastern parts of the state.
Jaipurities woke up to another chilly morning as a minimum temperature of 10.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. It was followed by similar conditions in the afternoon as a maximum temperature of 23.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. The roads were empty during morning hours as people confined themselves to their homes. Ongoing spell of the cold wave conditions have also affected the footfall of the morning walkers at the Centre Park.
Foggy conditions in some parts of the state also affected air, road and rail traffic across the state. At least six early morning trains arrived late at the Jaipur railway station while a few early morning flights also got delayed. The traffic on the highways connecting Jaipur to Agra, Jaipur to Delhi, Jaipur to Churu was chaotic due to poor visibility during the early morning hours.
Sriganganagar was followed by Pilani where a minimum temperature of 7.5 degrees Celsius, Jaisalmer 8.2, Bikaner 8.8, Churu 9, Ajmer 9.4, Barmer 10.4, Udaipur 10.5, Jodhpur 10.8 and a minimum temperature of 14.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Kota.
In its forecast, Jaipur met office said that the temperatures will rise in the next couple of days and there is going to be a minor respite from the cold wave conditions in the next 24 hours. Source : timesofindia