Schools To Shut Early As Temperatures In Agra Touch 45 Degrees

The heat wavelike conditions in Agra have led to a required change in school timings, ensuring children reach home early.

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Schools To Shut Early As Temperatures In Agra Touch 45 Degrees

The mercury soared to touch 45 degrees Celsius, while Mathura was hotter at 47.2 degrees Celsius. (File)


Agra: 

In view of the intense heatwave like conditions sweeping the region, Agra district authorities on Wednesday directed school managements to change class timings to ensure children reached home early by 12.30 pm or 1 pm.

The mercury soared to touch 45 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, while Mathura was hotter at 47.2 degrees Celsius.

The met office, however, have promised some respite in the next two days due to the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal.

The historical monuments, including the Taj Mahal, have a deserted look with the number of footfalls falling sharply.

The Agra district courts too have changed their schedule, opening earlier at 8.30 am.

Meanwhile, half the city is struggling with acute water shortage. Long queues at hand pumps and municipal water tanks have become a routine feature, particularly in the Trans-Yamuna area.



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