Rain shuts down schools in Noida, Lucknow, Ghaziabad

Schools in Noida and other Uttar Pradesh districts such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Aligarh, Meerut, and Agra will be shut on Monday due to heavy rain.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Oct 10, 2022 00:48 IST

School students take shelter under trees during monsoon rain in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

By India Today Web Desk: Schools in Noida, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, and Agra, among others, will remain shut on Monday due to heavy rain in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.All schools across boards, operating class 1 to 12, will remain closed for a day.

The national capital region has received continuous rain since Saturday afternoon, flooding roads and uprooting trees. So far, district authorities in Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra, Meerut, Aligarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Etah, Mainpuri, and Firozabad have ordered the closure of schools due to heavy rain.

“Due to excessive rain in the district and keeping in view the possibility of excessive rain, the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar has declared a holiday on October 10 [Monday] in government, semi-government aided, and unaided recognized schools of all the boards operating from class 1 to 12 of the district,” a school official in Noida was quoted as saying by PTI.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued an orange alert regarding heavy to very heavy rain, thunderstorms, andlighteningfor western Uttar Pradesh areas and asked authorities to stay alert for Monday.

Meanwhile, the traffic police have also warned commuters to take care while driving, especially under flyovers, as many roads have been flooded.

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