The Directorate of Education (DTE), Government of Delhi, has issued a safety advisory to schools in several districts of Delhi following flood-like situations caused by the rising water levels of the Yamuna River. As the river has surpassed the danger mark and entered various low-lying areas in Districts East, North East, North, South East, and Central, the DTE Delhi has directed the Heads of all Government, Government-Aided, and Recognized Private Schools in these districts to take necessary safety precautions. In a circular released on July 13, 2023, the Delhi Government has instructed schools located in low-lying areas to close immediately, without awaiting further orders.
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The circular from the Directorate of Education, Delhi, states, “As waters of river Yamuna have crossed the Danger Mark and entered a few low-lying areas along the bank, especially in Districts East, North East, North, South East & Central, the Heads of all the Government, Government Aided & Recognized Private institutions in these Districts are hereby ordered to take adequate measures to ensure the safety of the students.” It further emphasizes that educational institutions located in low-lying areas facing the imminent risk of flooding must close immediately, without delay. The circular also urges the Zonal and District authorities to maintain regular communication with these schools to provide necessary support during this time.
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