Added on : 2022-09-24 11:51:58
Rains continued to lash Delhi for the third consecutive day on Saturday causing traffic snarls at some places in the morning, even as the minimum temperature settled a notch above the normal for the season. The city received 15 mm of rainfall from 8.30 AM on Friday to 8.30 AM Saturday, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Incessant rains had pounded the national capital on Thursday causing waterlogging across a wide swathe of the city, leading to crawling of traffic.
The district administration had earlier declared closure of schools for Friday in view of the continuous rains. "Keeping in view the safety of the students due to heavy rains and excessive waterlogging on the roads, the district magistrate has declared a holiday for September 24 (Saturday) for the students of Classes 1 to 8 in all the schools of all the boards. Therefore, all the principals and headmasters should ensure the compliance of the order,” District School Inspector Dharamveer Singh said.