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School timings changed in C'garh due to extreme heat

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

In view of intense heat conditions in the state, the has directed all primary and upper primary schools to change their timings.

According to officials, an order was issued by school education department yesterday directing all schools, including private ones, to alter timings.

As per the order, timing of primary (from class I-V) and upper primary (from VI-VII) has been made from 7 AM to 9:30 AM, officials said today.

In schools that run classes in two shifts, timing of upper primary classes has been fixed from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The order has been issued to all district collectors, zila CEOs and district education officers.

The exemption is not applicable to secondary and senior secondary classes.

According to the Meteorological Centre here, Raipur today recorded a maximum temperature of 42.1 degree Celsius, while Bilaspur stood at 41.9 degree Celsius; Ambikapur 38.6 degree Celsius and Jagdalpur at 41.6 degree Celsius.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 17:32 IST