Rajasthan: Jodhpur schools closed as heavy rains flood city

Jodhpur: Many areas in these districts were waterlogged and incidents of vehicles being swept away in rainwater is also being shared on social media.

Rajasthan: Jodhpur schools closed as heavy rains flood city Jodhpur Schools closed today (Representative image)
Press Trust of India | Jul 27, 2022 - 10:04 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Rajasthan government has decided to shut all government and private schools in Jodhpur in view of heavy rains. Heavy to very heavy rainfall created flood-like situations in Jodhpur, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh districts of Rajasthan inundating roads and railway tracks on Tuesday.

“In view of the heavy rains, District Collector Shri Himanshu Gupta has declared a holiday in all private and government schools of the district on Wednesday, July 27 in rural and urban areas of Jodhpur,” District Collector and District Magistrate, Jodhpur said.

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Many areas in these districts were waterlogged and incidents of vehicles being swept away in rainwater are also being shared on social media.

Expressing condolence, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, “Four children died due to drowning in water-logging caused by heavy rains in Bawdi Tehsil of Jodhpur district.”

“Under the Chiranjeevi Accident Insurance Scheme, which is included in the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, the families of the deceased children will be given an assistance amount of Rs 5 lakh per family. The family members of a child who was injured in this accident will be given an assistance amount of Rs 20,000 from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund,” he tweeted.

A meteorological department official told PTI, at present, there is a circulation system over eastern Rajasthan, which will have its effect in the districts of Ajmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur divisions for the next 48 hours. From July 28-29, there is a possibility of a gradual decrease in monsoon activities in some parts of the state, Met centre director Radheyshyam Sharma said.


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