Schools to start late due to fog

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Wednesday, January, 03 2018 - 15:55

In view of dense fog in Punjab, administrations of several districts – Ludhiana, Amritsar, Gurdaspur Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala - have taken a decision to open all government, government-aided, affiliated, private schools and aanganwari centers from 10 am starting January 3.

Ludhiana Additional Deputy Commissioner Iqbal Singh Sandhu has said that orders issued under Section 144 of CrPC would remain in force till January 12.Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered that all the schools in the district would commence study at 10:30 am in the morning. He has said that these orders would be in force till the further orders. He, however, clarified that the school managements would have the option of fixing the closing time of the schools. 

The decision has been taken to ensure safety of the children and school staff due to the dense fog in the region. In Hoshiarpur district DC Vipul Ujjwal orderd to close anganwari centres till January 13.

Some districts, such as Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, have asked schools to remain closed from January 3-6, pertaining to the bad weather conditions, on Tuesday. The schools will reopen on January 8. 

Pathankot’s district administration has advanced closing time for schools—primary schools will close at 2 pm and secondary and high schools will close at 2.30 pm, earlier than their usual time of 3.15 pm. 


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