Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss the waterlogging that has occurred in the city as a result of the torrential rains and the rising Yamuna levels, according to officials. The meeting will take place at the Delhi Secretariat this afternoon, and participants will include, among others, the Minister of Health in Delhi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, the Minister of Education, Atishi, and other officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The Yamuna River’s water level was reported to be edging closer to the warning level, according to officials. According to them, the River Yamuna’s water level this morning at 8:00 am at the Old Railway Bridge (Loha Pul) was 203.33 meters, just shy of the river’s 204.50-meter warning level. “At 8 am, the water level of the river was recorded at 203.33 metres at Old Railway Bridge. Warning level of the river is 204.50 metres,” they said.
Delhi Education Minister Atishi issued an order to ensure the safety of schools amid incessant rains, on Sunday.
“As we are aware that during last few days, the city has faced continuous heavy rainfalls and it might have affected the conditions of government school buildings,” stated the order.
All regional directors, zonal directors, deputy directors, principals and vice principals of the education department were directed to conduct physical inspections of schools.
The Education minister also asked the authorities to ensure that as the schools open on Monday, there is no shortage of resources or infrastructure that may affect the children.
“It is directed that all Regional Directors, Deputy Director of Education – Zones and District, Principals and Vice-Principals must conduct physical inspection of all the Government Schools under their jurisdiction today itself and ensure that on opening of schools tomorrow there are no such deficiencies are found which may cause problems for the security of the school children,” the order read further.