Delhi Flood: Non-essential offices, schools, colleges to remain closed till Sundaytext_fields
New Delhi: Delhi government has directed to close the private and government schools, colleges, and universities till Sunday in the wake of the flood-like situation prevailing in the national capital after river Yamuna water levels surged to a record of 208.48 meters.
Addressing the media, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that a meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) was held, which was chaired by its chairman Lt. Governor V.K. Saxena, and several decisions were taken.
He advised the non-essential government offices and private establishments to follow work from home.
CM said that Delhi might face water issues as three water plants have been shut and will have to do water rationing.
"People might face the issue of drinking water supply for one to two days".
He added that heavy vehicles, except those providing essential services, will not be allowed to enter Delhi.
"There were issues of toilets and bathrooms at relief camps. So, the camps are being shifted to schools," CM added.
Following the flood in several low-lying areas of the national capital, over 16,000 people have been evacuated while several roads in Delhi have been closed.
At least 12 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been deployed in Delhi for rescue and evacuation operations.
With inputs from IANS