After Storm Alert, Delhi Afternoon Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Anshu Prakash to review prepardness in the wake of the warning.

After Storm Alert, Delhi Afternoon Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds were likely at isolated places. (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Delhi government today decided to close all evening schools tomorrow following the weather department's warning about heavy rains and thunderstorm.

The government said that all evening schools (second shift which starts from the afternoon) will be shut tomorrow.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Anshu Prakash to review prepardness in the wake of the warning.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued an alert forecasting that several parts of north India including Delhi could witness thunderstorm and squall tomorrow with winds gusting up to 50-70 kilometers per hour.

"All evening schools will remain closed tomorrow following the weather warning," a senior government official told PTI.

The government also issued a list of "dos and don'ts" to deal with any such possible situation.

Officials of fire department, revenue, traffic police, home, PWD and others were present.

The revenue department of the government has already issued directions to all district officers and said water and power utilities would also keep restoration teams ready .

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh today and tomorrow.

At least 124 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in five states due to dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning last week.
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