The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has ordered that all MCD schools, MCD aided and recognized schools will remain closed for students on Tuesday in view of heavy rains. According to a release, a holiday has also been declared for students of classes Nursery to V in all government and government-aided schools under the Directorate of Education in Delhi. The orders come after the Delhi government directed schools to remain closed on Monday in view of incessant rains. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement in this regard came when the weather forecast said that more rains would continue in the national capital.
“In view of the alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) regarding heavy rains and adverse weather conditions in Delhi, it has been decided that all MCD Schools, MCD Aided and Recognized Schools shall remain closed for students on 11.07.2023. will remain closed for the betterment of our students in view of inclement weather conditions,” the order read.
“Students should be informed well in advance about the closure of the school on 11.07.2023 (Tuesday) so that they do not miss out. However, all heads and teachers will attend school as usual. All offices will also function,” it added. Went.
A similar circular was issued for government schools where students from Nursery to Class 5 have been given the day off.
Due to disruption of daily life due to extreme weather conditions and incessant rains, many states across the country have been forced to declare sudden school holidays. States like Punjab, Haryana and Kerala have declared holiday for students today.
As a precautionary measure, the Himachal government ordered the closure of all government schools and colleges in the state on two days, Monday (July 10) and Tuesday (July 11).
Delhi recorded 153 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday, the highest in a single day in July since 1982. The national capital recorded 107 mm of rain till 8.30 am on Monday.
The Yamuna crossed the danger mark of 205.33 meters in Delhi on Monday due to torrential rains in the upper catchment areas of the river for the third consecutive day. The river crossed the danger mark earlier than expected. It was estimated that by Tuesday afternoon it would cross the danger mark.
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