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Heat forces Delhi schools to close

Giving relief to thousands of school children from the tormenting heat, the Delhi government on Monday ordered closure of all aided schools in the city from Wednesday, and asked public schools to advance their summer break.

education Updated: May 09, 2006 14:19 IST

Giving relief to thousands of schoolchildren from the tormenting heat, the Delhi government on Monday ordered closure of all aided schools in the city from Wednesday, and asked public schools to advance their summer break.

Around 250 government-aided schools have been directed to close for summer vacations from Wednesday in view of the heatwave sweeping across North India, Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely told reporters.

Government schools in the city had already been closed from May 1. The government has also issued an advisory to nearly 1,200 public schools in the capital to advance their two-month summer break scheduled to begin on May 15 by a week.

North India has been reeling under a blistering heatwave condition for several days.