Delhi CM announces closure of schools, colleges till Sunday

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced the closer of schools, colleges and universities till coming Sunday.

The decision came after DDMA meeting held over current flood situation in the national capital.

Kejriwal said, “The schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till coming Sunday. All government offices, barring those which cater to essential services, will Work From Home (WFH). We are issuing advisories to private offices to work from home as much as possible.”

The CM also informed that there would be a significant water shortage in the city in the coming few days. Flooding waters have entered Delhi government’s Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla putting them temporarily out of use. As per the CM’s statement, about 25 per cent of the supply will be affected due to this. Citizens are being advised to ration water for the next 1- or 2-days post which the situation is expected to ease, Delhi government’s communique said.

Kejriwal also informed that the entry of heavy vehicles except those carrying essential supplies would be temporarily barred from all borders of the state.

Kejriwal also informed that NDRF teams with boats have been stationed and are at work in the flood affected areas. “According to our estimates, more than 20,000 people have been shifted to the relief camps. There are about 50 boats at present, but if needed, the number may be increased as per requirement,” he said.

“We are estimating that the water released last night will lead to a rise in the Yamuna water today, and most likely by tomorrow, it’ll subside again,” he said.

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