Noida: In view of heavy rains in Noida, all government and private schools in the city for classes 1 to 8 will remain closed on Friday, District Magistrate Suhas L Yathraj said. The notification was issued after the Meteorological Department issued an alert regarding rain in the area. The District Basic Education Officer of Aligarh district has also ordered the closure of all schools on 23 and 24 September in view of the forecast of heavy rains.

Revenue Department Principal Secretary Sudhir Garg said, “The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that there may be heavy rains in western UP. The administration is on alert.”

On Thursday, parts of Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Region (NCR), including Gautam Buddh Nagar, received heavy rains throughout the day. Damage to life and property was also reported in some areas of the state due to heavy rains.

A child was killed and eight others injured when a wall collapsed following heavy rains in the district, disrupting normal life in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad.

Sudhir Garg said, “The district administration provided immediate help and relief to the people affected by the heavy rains. 13 people died due to heavy rain, while 3 people died due to lightning. 10 people died in Etawah wall collapse.

Meanwhile, the Gurugram Disaster Management Authority has advised all corporate offices and private institutions in the district to guide employees to work from home to avoid traffic congestion and ensure that the roads and facilities are maintained by civic agencies. Repair work of drains should be done smoothly.

The authority also advised closure of all schools and colleges on Friday in the larger public interest. “In view of the forecast of heavy rains in Gurugram district on September 23, 2022, waterlogging and traffic jams are likely,” the advisory said.

“Therefore, all the corporate offices and private institutions in the district are advised to guide their employees to work from home on September 23, 2022, to avoid traffic congestion and repair work of roads and drains. to be carried out smoothly by the civic agencies. All private educational institutions are advised to close the school/college on 23rd September, 2022 in the larger public interest.”

Rain in Delhi-NCR, water logging in Gurugram

Heavy rains on Thursday led to waterlogging in many parts of Gurugram, leading to traffic jams as police struggled to decongest the roads. Subsequently, pedestrians were forced to walk through severely submerged lanes and main roads.

Waterlogging was also reported in many parts of the national capital. During the rainy season, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway was heavily jammed with normal traffic.

The traffic police advisory read, “Due to incessant heavy rains in Gurugram, waterlogging is occurring at some places and traffic is moving at a slow speed. That’s why we request all of you to step out of the house only when it is necessary.” Posted on his Twitter handle.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert warning people about heavy rain, which could reduce visibility, disrupt traffic and damage roads.