The Dhanbad district administration in Jharkhand on Wednesday asked all schools here to declare holiday for indefinite period due to ongoing heat wave.
Deputy Commissioner of Dhanbad, Ajay Kumar Singh, asked the authorities of private and government schools to
close the institutions in the districts for an indefinite period from June 25.
Heat wave has been sweeping the coal belt as temperature touched 44.5 degree Celsius in Jharkahnd, sources said.
The decision came after reports of students and teachers fainting in hot weather in several parts of the district. Six students and two women teachers fell unconscious on Tuesday in a primary school due to heatwave, officials said.
Earlier, school hours were fixed from 6.30 am to 10.30 am for private and government schools in coal belt from June
20 when the schools opened after summer vacation.