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4,048 students from KDMC-run schools will visit Mumbai for the first time

The students will visit the city in batches; each batch will have 400 children

mumbai Updated: Feb 08, 2018 13:22 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
Byculla zoo is one of the 14 places the students will visit during their school trip to Mumbai. (HT File Photo)

In a first, 4,048 students from civic schools in Kalyan-Dombivli will visit Mumbai in batches. During their visit, the students will be shown 14 important landmarks including Byculla zoo, Taraporewala aquarium and Gateway of India. About 6,000 children study in 60 civic schools run by the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).

“Till date, we have never taken our students on a school trip. This is for the first time they will visit 14 different sites. I thought the students should first explore Mumbai, which has several historical places,” said Vaijanti Gholap, chairperson, education department, Kalyan-Dombivli KDMC.

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The KDMC standing committee recently sanctioned the proposal for sending the students to Mumbai, for which the corporation has set aside Rs30 lakh.

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“Each batch will have 400 students. All the students are excited to visit Mumbai. They don’t get a chance to visit places as their parents cannot afford it,” said Gholap.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 13:13 IST