Mandi Educational Institutes Closed On Aug 16, 17 Owing To Rains, Landslides

Mandi Educational Institutes Closed On Aug 16, 17 Owing To Rains, Landslides

District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chowdhary has issued orders in this regard in view of the rains and landslides which has caused road blockage in several parts of the district.

ANIUpdated: Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 09:01 PM IST
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Mandi: A holiday has been declared on August 16 and 17 in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh for all private and government educational institutions, vocational training centers and Anganwadi centers. District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chowdhary has issued orders in this regard. The decision has been taken in view of the rains and landslides which has caused road blockage in several parts of the district. Arindam Chowdhary has asked the heads of all educational institutions to ensure compliance of the orders.

On August 14 also, the administration had declared a holiday in the educational institutions of the district in view of the heavy rains. The order states that due to heavy rains in the district, 403 roads including two National Highways have been blocked.

"Landslides are occurring from time to time at many places. In such a situation, it would not be safe for the students and staff to travel in educational institutions. In view of this, a holiday has been kept in all the schools of the district on August 16 and 17," the order stated.

While appealing to all the people to be careful, the Deputy Commissioner has instructed not to travel near rivers and drains and in landslide-prone areas. He also urged to immediately inform on the mobile numbers 8544771889 and 9459455714 of District Disaster Management Center Mandi in case of any emergency.

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