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Business News/ News / India/  Delhi issues order to save govt school buildings amid heavy rain to ensure school children's security
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Delhi issues order to save govt school buildings amid heavy rain to ensure school children's security

Delhi Education Minister Atishi has ordered inspections of schools to ensure safety during continuous heavy rainfall. Schools in Delhi will be closed on July 10 due to the heavy rainfall, which broke a 40-year record.

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch under a railway bridge near Sarojini Nagar, in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT) (Sanjeev Verma/HT)Premium
Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch under a railway bridge near Sarojini Nagar, in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT) (Sanjeev Verma/HT)

Atishi has issued a directive to prioritise the safety of schools in light of continuous rainfall. The order from the education minister of Delhi on July 9 was implemented to mitigate any potential risks and ensure the well-being of students and staff during adverse weather conditions.

"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," ANI quoted the order as stating.

Education department officials, including regional directors, zonal directors, deputy directors, principals and vice principals, have received directives to carry out on-site inspections of schools. 

The instructions were issued by the education minister, who emphasised the importance of ensuring a smooth reopening of schools without any resource or infrastructure shortages that could adversely affect the students. 

The aim of these inspections is to assess and address any potential issues that might hinder the educational experience of the children.

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"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.

The order further stated that, if any deficiencies or significant issues were identified, they should be promptly addressed to prevent any unfortunate incidents. 

The Secretary/Director of Education has been directed to ensure strict compliance with this directive, and a compliance report must be submitted to the authority.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that schools in Delhi will be closed on July 10 due to the continuous heavy rainfall experienced in the national capital. The decision comes as a response to the significant downpour witnessed since July 8.

Delhi, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), received a staggering 153 mm of rain within a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am on July 9. This rainfall measurement stands as the highest recorded for a single day in July since 1982.

(With ANI inputs)

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Published: 10 Jul 2023, 07:15 AM IST
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