BHOPAL: Bhopal district administration has ordered all schools to close down Class 1 to 8 and amend the school timings of Class 9 to 12 with all periods ending by 11 am till further orders, keeping in view the rising summer heat.
Passing the order district collector Nishant Warvade said the decision was taken after talking to the officials of Indian Meteorological Department, Bhopal who said in the coming days the temperature was likely to increase more.
“The power of ordering the closure of schools was taken back from the collectors by the government. This order was passed after seeking permission from the government officials concerned. The schools will remain close for the children from Class 1 to 8 till further orders,” said Warvade.
On Tuesday,the maximum temperature inthe city was recorded at 42.2 degrees. The highest temperature in state was recorded in Damoh at 45 degrees followed by Gwalior 44.5 degrees and Khajuraho and Hoshangabad at 44.4 degrees.
The temperature throughout the state was recorded above 42 degrees. The met department has issued heat wave warning over the state for the coming two days. Warm winds along with high temperature were a big menace for the students. The department has also said there will be no significant change in the temperature in the next two days.