New Delhi, 23 September:
The Meteorological Department has also warned of heavy rain in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday 24 September. In view of the heavy rain alert, the administration has decided to close the schools up to class VIII after Friday. In view of the heavy rain alert and waterlogging on the roads, the administration has extended the holiday for one more day.
The District School Inspector said that schools of classes 1-8 in Noida and Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut in Gautam Buddha Nagar will also remain closed on Saturday (September 24) due to heavy rains and waterlogging. In view of the safety of the children, on the orders of District Magistrate Suhas LY, instructions have been issued to close the schools of all the boards till class VIII.
On the other hand, due to rain in Ghaziabad, all board schools from nursery to class 8 remained closed on Friday. It rained throughout the day on Friday, after which the District Basic Education Officer, on the instructions of District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh, issued orders for the closure of the school on Saturday as well. Parts of Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Region (NCR), including Gautam Buddha Nagar, received heavy rains on Thursday and earlier in the week.
On the other hand, the Aligarh district administration has ordered the closure of schools from nursery to class 12 till September 24, while the capital Lucknow Commissioner Roshan Jacob has ordered the closure of all government and non-government schools keeping in mind the safety of the students. Schools up to class VIII in Unnao will remain closed till further orders. In Sitapur, the District Magistrate has ordered the closure of schools up to class 12 for the next two days.