Last Updated: September 24, 2022, 00:08 IST
Classes up till 8 will remain suspended in all government and private schools in Noida and Greater Noida due to rains, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration announced on Friday. The district administration had earlier declared a closure of schools for Friday in view of the continuous rains.
“Keeping in view the safety of the students due to heavy rains and excessive waterlogging on the roads, the district magistrate has declared a holiday for September 24 (Saturday) for the students of Classes 1 to 8 in all the schools of all the boards. Therefore, all the principals and headmasters should ensure the compliance of the order, District School Inspector Dharamveer Singh said. The weather department has forecast heavy rainfall in the National Capital Region, including Gautam Buddh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday.
Gautam Buddh Nagar saw continuous rainfall since Thursday as drizzles continued on Friday evening, leading to waterlogging in certain parts of Noida and Greater Noida. Congestion on roads due to the rains was also reported from parts of the district, especially during the peak traffic hours in the morning and in the evening, even as police said the situation is largely under control in the twin towns adjoining Delhi.
In a 24-hour period ending on Friday morning, the district recorded 15 mm of rainfall — a 689-per cent departure from normal for this time of the year, according to the weather department.