News of rain, school closed: Schools in several districts of northern Indian states have been declared closed by authorities due to heavy rains. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Uttar Pradesh recorded an average of 22.5 mm of rain on Sunday, which is 2396 percent more than the “long period average” (LPA) for the day.
Authorities in a dozen districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, Aligarh, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad, ordered the closure of schools on Monday following heavy rains. In Aligarh, all schools up to class 12 will remain closed till October 12, officials said
Aligarh District Magistrate Indra Veer Singh announced the decision, which covers all AMU-affiliated schools, through a statement.
Similarly, all schools in Noida and Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar will remain closed on Monday due to excessive rains, according to an official order. The closure will apply to all classes up to class 12 and all transversal schools, as per the order.
“Due to excessive rain in the district and keeping in view the possibility of excessive rain, the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar has declared a holiday on October 10 (Monday) in recognized government, semi-government and unaided schools of all boards. operating from class 1 to 12 in the district,” said district inspector of schools Dharamveer Singh.
“Therefore, all directors and principals should ensure compliance with the order,” Singh stated in the order issued on Sunday night.
Continuous rain dropped the temperature in Gautam Buddh Nagar over the weekend by nearly 10 degrees, with the district receiving 25 mm of rain till Sunday morning, according to IMD figures.
(With PTI Tickets)