New Delhi. : The continuing flood-like situation has forced several schools in Delhi to shut today. These schools include 10 schools in Civil Lines and seven in Shahadra. Government and private schools in inundated areas have been asked to shut.
“Owing to a flood-like situation in Delhi, MCD’s Education Department has decided to close 10 schools in low-lying areas of the Civil Lines Zone, six schools in Shahadra (South) Zone and one school in Shahadra (North) Zone tomorrow. Online classes will be held for students of these schools,” the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said in a statement.
The Yamuna River has breached its own all-time record as the water rose to 207.83 metres. Soon after the DDMA meeting, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Schools, colleges and universities will be shut till Sunday. All govt officers, except those on essential duties, will work from home. An advisory for private companies to ask employees to work from home will also be issued soon.”
The district administration in Gautam Buddha Nagar has announced that schools in the district will be closed on July 14 in view of the rising water levels of Yamuna river
Meanwhile, several district administrations in Uttarakhand including Chamoli have also declared a holiday for schools today in view of the IMD’s forecast of incessant rains.
Government, private and aided schools across Punjab are also closed till July 16. State education minister, Harjot Singh Bains made the announcement via Twitter.
Incessant rains, flash floods in some areas and flood-like situation in others continue to batter several parts of north India including Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Schools were closed in several north Indian states owing to the torrential rains on July 10 as well.
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