The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has issued an official notification notifying the closing and reopening of schools in various districts of the national capital due to the Yamuna’s falling water level.
The Directorate of Education in Delhi issued a list of schools that would stay closed on July 17 and 18 due to relief camps or as a precautionary measure due to waterlogging on Sunday. It also published a list of all MCD, MCD-aided, and Recognized schools that will open on July 17.
According to the statement, all MCD schools (save those indicated below) will reopen on July 17 (Monday) due to the Yamuna River’s lowering water level.
“However, on account of Relief camps functional in the below listed School Buildings and as a precautionary measure in others due to waterlogging shall remain close on July 17 and 18,” added the official statement.
According to the statement, MCPS Palla (Girls) Narela Zone, MCPS Jahangirpuri R-Block Civil Lines Zone, MCPS Jahangirpuri EE-Block Civil Lines Zone, MCPS Jahangirpuri F&G-Block Civil Lines Zone, MCPS Zakir Nagar Hindi/Urdu Central Zone, MCPS Nangli Razapur Central Zone, and others would be closed on July 17 and 18.
According to the notification, the following schools would be closed on July 17 and 18 due to flooding or precautionary measures: MCPS Inderpuri Karol Bagh Zone, MCPS Sewa Nagar-N Block Central Zone, MCPS Lajpat Nagar-I Central Zone, and MCPS Wazirabad Works Civil Lines Zone.
Teachers would work from home and give classes online in all of the listed schools that will stay closed, according to the statement.
“In all above listed schools, teachers shall work from home and conduct classes through online mode of teaching during the regular school hours. All HoS/Incharges are further directed to assess the ground-level situation of their schools and if apprehension arises of flooding and endanger the safety of the students, as the situation warrants, may close the schools under prior intimation to the Zonal head,” said the MCD statement.