Meanwhile, Delhi HC asked the government to immediately provide temporary night shelters to the homeless. (IBN)
At least 233 have now died in north India where temperatures are running ten degrees below normal.
IBN Live reported:
At least 34 more deaths have been reported from Uttar Pradesh as the unabated cold wave continued in North India, taking the death toll to 233 people. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in New Delhi rose to 4.4 degree Celsius from its previous 3.3 degree Celsius on Wednesday, but the Met department says mercury dipped to sub-zero levels in some parts of Uttar Pradesh.
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While Lucknow recorded minus 0.7 degree Celsius on Wednesday, Srinagar got some respite with the night temperature climbing by five degrees from minus 5.5 to 0.3 degree Celsius. Met office sources said in Lucknow that mercury fell to sub-zero levels in Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Ghazipur, Kanpur and Lucknow and the minimum temperature was around ten notches below normal. Gorakhpur and Ghazipur with minus one degree Celsius were the coldest places in the state followed by Lucknow with minus 0.7 degree Celsius.