Patna administration directs revision of school hours amid soaring temperature
Singh has asked all the schools to function from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM instead of 7 AM to 1 PM
The district administration of Patna, on April 14, has announced changes in school timings amid rise in temperatures.
The decision for change in timings of the schools will be implemented from Saturday. Dr Chandrashekher Singh, District Magistrate, Patna, has issued a notification in this regard.
Singh has asked all the schools to function from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM instead of 7 AM to 1 PM.
The administration has also issued guidelines to prevent incidences of heat stroke among students.
With the summer heat soaring in Bihar, the mercury crossed 40 degrees Celsius at many places in the state and hit the 41.5 degrees in Patna city.
The Met department's warning of intense heat during the next few days led the Patna district administration Friday to direct all school authorities in the capital city to revise their timings.
On Thursday Patna recorded a maximum of 41.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, Gaya and Rohtas 41.3 degrees Celsius and 41.2 degrees respectively.
Jamui registered a high of 40.8 degrees, Aurangabad 40.7 degrees and Khagaria 40.6 degree, the IMD said.