New Delhi: In view of the severe cold conditions in the capital, the Delhi government today extended the holidays in city schools till January 13.
In effect, the schools will be closed till January 14, which is a holiday for the 'Lohri' festival.
"The government has issued an order extending the holidays till January 13 because of the cold wave. All schools have to follow it," an official said.
Earlier on January 5, Delhi government had ordered closure of all government and private schools in the capital till January 10 in view of the cold conditions.
Plummeting mercury coupled with icy winds have been making lives difficult for the people of the capital which has recorded at least three cold-related deaths since December 26.
The cold wave has persisted throughout this week and the maximum temperature too has slid below 15 degrees Celsius on several days. The minimum temperature today was recorded at 4.3 degrees Celsius, the same as yesterday.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has also extended the winter holidays in its primary schools till January 13.
Story First Published: January 08, 2011 16:24 IST