Chandigarh: Dust storm today hit Chandigarh and its surrounding areas, throwing life out of gear.
The storm accompanied by high-velocity winds and rain hit the Union Territory, including its periphery areas -Mohali and Panchkula, and the day turned almost completely dark in the evening.
There were reports of power supply disruption and trees getting uprooted.
Punjab and Haryana had been witnessing intense heat wave for the past several days. The mercury has been hovering over 40 degrees Celsius at most of the places in both the states. PTI