- The Yamuna River has surpassed its previous record as the water level reached 207.83 metres
The persistent situation of flooding has compelled numerous schools to be closed in Delhi. These schools encompass ten schools in Civil Lines and seven in Shahadra. Both government and private schools situated in inundated areas have been instructed to shut down.
“Due to the flooding in Delhi, the Education Department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has made the decision to close ten schools located 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 conducted for the students of these schools,” stated the MCD.
The Yamuna River has surpassed its previous record as the water level reached 207.83 meters. Shortly after the DDMA meeting, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced, “Schools, colleges, and universities will remain closed until Sunday. All government officials, except those on essential duties, will work from home. An advisory will also be issued soon for private companies to allow employees to work from home.”
The district administration in Gautam Buddha Nagar has declared the closure of schools in the district on July 14 due to the rising water levels of the Yamuna River.
Meanwhile, various district administrations in Uttarakhand, including Chamoli, have proclaimed a holiday for schools today in response to the India Meteorological Department’s forecast of continuous rainfall.
Continuous rainfall, flash floods in certain areas, and a flood-like situation in others continue to impact several parts of northern India, including Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh. Schools were shut in numerous northern Indian states on July 10 due to the heavy downpour.