The Delhi government on Monday decided to close all evening schools on Tuesday in view of the impending thunderstorm and heavy rains likely to hit the city and surrounding areas, according to the weather department.
All evening schools (second shift which starts from the afternoon) will be shut on Tuesday, the government announced after a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Anshu Prakash to review prepardness in the wake of the weather warning.
"All evening schools will remain closed tomorrow following the weather warning," a senior government official told PTI.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning advisory forecasting that several parts of north India, including Delhi could witness thunderstorm and squall on Tuesday with winds gusting up to 50-70 km per hour.
To ensure minimum damage in such an event, the government also issued a list of "dos and don'ts" to deal with any such situation.
The revenue department has already issued directions to all district officers and said water and power utilities would also keep restoration teams ready.
The IMD also said that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are likely at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh today and tomorrow.
The dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning last week killed as many as 124 people in five states. And over 300 others were injured.
Officials of fire department, revenue, traffic police, home, PWD and others attended the meeting.