List of states/ cities that have ordered school closure due to heavy rain
Due to incessant rains, schools in Delhi and adjoining NCR cities like Gurugram, Noida, and Faridabad are closed today.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued a notice to all heads of schools, stating that due to torrential rains and an Orange Alert from the IMD, all government and private schools in Delhi will be closed for students on July 10. The Directorate of Education has emphasized informing students in advance to prevent them from venturing out. However, teachers are required to attend schools as usual. Similarly, the Gurugram administration has directed the closure of all government and private schools in the district on July 10 for the safety and security of students. The District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar has also announced the closure of classes 1 to 12 in all schools in the district due to heavy rains on the same day.
Punjab and Haryana
Heavy rainfall in various parts of Punjab and Haryana has resulted in severe waterlogging, prompting the Army to be on alert. The Punjab police department has made necessary arrangements to handle potential floods. As a precautionary measure, the Punjab government has declared holidays in all government, private, and aided schools until January 13. In addition, the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali has postponed the re-appear examinations for Class 5 and 8 due to the continuous rains. The exams, which were scheduled for today, including the Environmental Education re-appear exam for Class 5 and Science exam for Class 8, have been postponed until further notice.
The Himachal Pradesh emergency operation centre has reported 14 major landslides and 13 flash floods so far. In response, the government has ordered the closure of all state government schools and colleges for two days, July 10 and July 11.
Tragically, the torrential rains have led to the loss of nearly 19 lives across various states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan. The heavy rainfall and its associated consequences have caused significant disruptions and pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the affected regions.