Delhi Floods: Closure of MCD Schools in Flood-Affected Areas of Delhi, Details Inside
Delhi Floods: Closure of MCD Schools in Flood-Affected Areas of Delhi, Details Inside

NEW DELHI: In light of the recent Delhi floods, it has been announced that many MCD schools situated in the flood-affected areas will remain closed until tomorrow, July 18, in the national capital. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has issued an order in line with the receding water level of the Yamuna River.

As per the directive, the mentioned schools' authorities are required to evaluate the on-ground situation of their respective schools. If there are any concerns about potential flooding, they have the authority to temporarily close the schools with prior notification to the zonal head.

Providing an update on the current situation, the Delhi Flood Control Department stated that the water level in the Yamuna River was measured at 206.02 meters at 8 am on Sunday, a decrease from the 207.58 meters recorded yesterday morning.

Thankfully, the waterlogging in various low-lying areas of Delhi, including the roads from Kashmere Gate to Majnu Ka Tila, has shown improvement as the water level gradually subsides.

Officials predict that the Yamuna River's water level will fall below the danger mark within the next few hours. It is worth noting that on July 10, the Yamuna River in Delhi had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 meters at 5 pm.

Significantly, the water level of the Yamuna River was recorded at 207.58 meters at 8 am on Saturday. By 9 pm on Friday, it had reached 208.07 meters.

The recent flooding has led to the evacuation of approximately 26,401 individuals residing in the flood-affected low-lying areas of six districts in Delhi. Out of this number, around 21,504 people are currently accommodated in 44 camps, including temporary relief camps and permanent structures like schools and community centers. The remaining evacuees have opted to seek shelter with their relatives or in rented accommodations.

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