Residents of the state capital woke up to a cloudy morning and rains on Thursday. The Met Office, which attributed the rains to a Western Disturbance, said that the rain could stay on for a while.

The visibility on highways also dashed to less than 100 metres, forcing many motorists to abort travel plans. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at railway stations, bus stands and the airport.

According to railway officials, more than 30 trains were delayed. Airport officials said three flights in the morning were also delayed. Three flights were cancelled on Wednesday.

Railway officials said out of the 158 railway stations in Northern Railway, 114 stations were blinded by fog, adversely affecting the running of trains.

'Western Disturbance' is a storm system originating in the Mediterranean Sea which brings sudden winter rain and snow to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent, chiefly in the Himalayan region.


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