The schools which run two shifts have been ordered to conduct lower classes (primary and middle) from 7 AM to 11 AM and senior classes (secondary and higher secondary) from 11 AM to 4 PM, he said.
The timings of the Anganwadis (the government run women and child care centres) have also been changed and they will function from 8 AM till 11 AM, he added.
Meanwhile, an official of the Raipur-based Meteorological centre said the mercury soared to 40 degree Celsius and above in many parts of Chhattisgarh in the last couple of days.
Today, the highest temperature of 42.9 degree Celsius was recorded in Bilaspur while Raipur was at 41 degree Celsius, he said.
The MeT department has also forecast a rise in temperature in the next few days.
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