Updated December 28th, 2023 at 18:11 IST

Noida, Greater Noida schools to remain SHUT for 2 days | Details inside

All Noida, Greater Noida schools to remain shut on these days, read details.

Reported by: Digital Desk
A layer of fog covers the National Capital as the cold wave grips the city. | Image:ANI/ Twitter
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Noida Schools Latest News: In the wake of cold weather, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has issued an order asking all schools across Noida and Greater Noida to remain shut on Friday and Saturday.  The order issued by Basic Education Officer Rahul Panwar said that teachers and other staffers would have to work on Friday and Saturday.

"In compliance with the instructions given by District Magistrate, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Maneesh Kumar Verma in view of the dense fog and extreme cold, all the boards (CBSE/ICSE/IB and others) recognised schools, council schools, government schools or non-government aided schools will observe a holiday on December 29 and 30," the order, which applies to all classes from nursery to 12  said.  

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"All the teachers and employees working in the said schools will continue to be on duty as usual," it added.

On the other hand, the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) issued fresh guidelines restricting passenger bus operations during low visibility conditions. UPSRTC officials said that buses should not operate in case of poor visibility due to fog. The corporation also advised operators to park buses at safe locations and wait until visibility improves.

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Staff deployed at bus stands have been instructed to monitor the condition of major routes and alert operators as and when needed. They are also instructed to prevent operators from running buses until visibility conditions improve, said officials.

This comes after a series of accidents reported in different parts of the state on Wednesday due to fog and low visibility conditions. A dense layer of fog on the Agra-Lucknow expressway and low visibility led to a massive collision of vehicles, causing injuries to several commuters on Wednesday. At least seven to eight vehicles collided near the Jharna Nala flyover.

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 18:11 IST