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News - Haryana govt tells schools to change timings till Nov 30

After a dense fog engulfed Haryana in the past few days, the state government has declared new timings for the government aided and unaided private schools. Schools will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm till November 30. The neighbouring Delhi government also declared today that primary schools would be closed tomorrow in view of deteriorating air pollution conditions in the capital city.

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma told that these orders on the timings of school hours will be applicable with immediate effect.

New timings :

"The government has decided that the schools timing will be 9 am to 3:30 pm. till November 30," told Rajiv Rattan, Special Secretary to Haryana government (School Education Department) in his order which is applicable to all government, private aided and unaided private schools.

R S Sangwan, Deputy Director, Public Relations Officer of Haryana (National Capital Region), said IANS, "We have received the copy of order and it will be strictly implemented from Wednesday. Strict action will be taken against the management of any school violating the order. The concerned departments have been told to follow the order strictly."

Thick smog mainly caused by stubble burning continued to envelop many parts of Punjab and neighbouring Haryana today affecting normal life, reported PTI. The smog even caused fatal accidents at some places in Punjab and Haryana during the past few days.

The MeT Department here today told the situation was unlikely to improve over the next 2 days as winds were calm and rains unlikely during next 4 days.
"Primary schools in Delhi, including private ones, will remain closed tomorrow. We are monitoring the situation on an hourly basis and a further decision on the measures will be taken on Thursday," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said reporters.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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