Jat quota protest: Delhi schools to remain shut due to water crisis on Monday

New Delhi (News24 Bureau): All government and private schools in Delhi will remain closed on Monday as the national capital is facing cut in water from Haryana. The Delhi government, in a statement, announced schools will remain closed on Monday as part of water rationing in the city to deal with the crisis. "All schools will be closed tomorrow, both government and private. The exams and admission process have also been postponed due to the water crisis," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. After a high-level emergency meeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said barring Rashtrapati Bhavan, offices and residences of the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, defence installations, hospitals and fire brigade, water will be rationed equally among others. He said his residence and office will also come under water rationing. "Barring Prez,PM,CJI,defence installations,hospis,fire brigades- water to be equally rationed amongst all. Pl save water. Schools closed tomo," tweeted Kejriwal. He said disruption in water supply to Delhi from Haryana’s Munak canal due to the Jat agitation has severely affected the city. "Since yest, v r pursuing wid Har n Central govts to seek army help to open Munak canal, which supplies Del water. Pray something happens soon," he stated. Earlier on Saturday, Kejriwal governnmet had moved the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the central government to intervene and ensure water supply from Munak canal. Kejriwal noted all the water treatment plants have been shut and even if Haryana releases water on Sunday it will take at least 24 hours more to restore the supply. Meanwhile, situation on Sunday continued to remain tense in several parts of Haryana, the security personnel staged flag marches in affected areas.

 

With PTI inputs