New Delhi, December 20
Three people were killed and 40 injured in multiple accidents in Uttar Pradesh as a freezing cold blanketed northern India on Tuesday.
Noida eway speed limit capped at 75km/h
- Speed limit on Noida-Greater Noida expressway now reduced from 100 km/h to 75 km/h
- Vehicles are also restricted to a maximum speed of 65 km/h on some other routes in Noida
- Motorists who violate the speed limit will face legal action or penalties, or both, according to an official statement
Dense fog blanketed northern India for the second day in a row, including Chandigarh, Punjab and Delhi, affecting rail, air and road traffic. Bathinda and Amritsar reported zero visibility at 0000 hours, according to the IMD.
At around 5.30 am, Bathinda continued to report zero visibility, while Amritsar had improved visibility to 25 m.
Visibility is classified as “very dense fog” between 0 and 50 meters, “dense fog” between 51 meters and 200 meters, and “moderate” between 201 meters and 500 meters.
Satellite images showed a thick layer of fog hanging over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, northern Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the morning.
Dense to very dense fog will continue to be seen in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days, the IMD said. Visibility is expected to improve around the night of December 22 or the morning of December 23.
One person was killed and 24 were injured when a bus collided with a truck on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida due to low visibility due to thick fog, police said.
A truck driver was killed and six others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the Bulandshahr-Aligarh road in Bulandshahr, Arnia.
In Kaushambi, at around 9am, a 25-year-old man was traveling with his friend on a motorcycle due to poor visibility when their two-wheeler collided with a stationary truck near the Sayara flyover on the Prayagraj-Kanpur road. . The 25-year-old died in the crash, while his friend was taken to hospital in a critical condition. (PTI input)