Schools, colleges in Shimla to remain shut on Monday due to rains

In a one page order issued by the Shimla administration on Sunday, all schools, colleges, universities, ITIs, polytechnics and Anganwadi centres have been asked to remain shut.

Published: 18th August 2019 04:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2019 04:58 PM   |  A+A-

Vehicles stuck on a road following a landslide due to heavy monsoon rain in Shimla.

Vehicles stuck on a road following a landslide due to heavy monsoon rain in Shimla. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SHIMLA: All educational institutions in Shimla will remain closed on Monday as heavy to extremely heavy rains continue to lash the Himachal capital, district officials said.

In a one page order issued by the Shimla administration on Sunday, all schools, colleges, universities, ITIs, polytechnics and Anganwadi centres have been asked to remain shut.

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"In view of heavy rains, blockages and damage caused to roads, it has become necessary to order the closure of all the educational institutions in Shimla district on August 19 for the safety of students," Shimla Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Amit Kashyap said.

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