GB Nagar: In the wake of the heavy rains in Gautam Buddh Nagar for the past few days, the District Magistrate of GB Nagar, Suhas LY, has ordered for all government and private schools in Noida and Greater Noida to be closed for classes 1 to 8 on September 23, 2022. This has been done to ensure the safety of children. However, classes for students of class 9-12 are to remain open.
This comes after the weather department issued an alert due to constant heavy rains in the area. According to reports, the heavy rainfall has also led to loss of property in some areas.
Dharamveer Singh, District School Inspector, in an statement announcing the closure of schools, also said that schools for classes 9-12 will remain open. However, school authorities will keep supervision to ensure their safety.
Megha Mittal, a resident of Sector 51, Noida and a mother of two says, "The rain seems pleasant at first, however, because its been a couple of days, the weather doesn't feel pleasant any more, its hampering our work. This holiday was necessary. However, my son had his exam today which will now be postponed. He wanted to get done with it. Hope the weather gets better."
Brajesh Sharma, a resident of Antariksh Golf View 2 says, "This decision is not right, if schools are closed for classes 1 to 8, then why not for classes 9-12? How are these students supposed to reach school? The roads are waterlogged, its raining constantly, it can affect the health of our kids."
Anushka Gaur, a resident of Sector 62 says, "I think closing down the schools is not a solution. The fault lies in the poor infrastructure of the drainage system and roads of Noida. Stopping kids from going to school can't be the solution to the waterlogged roads. This is just a way to cover the authorities' inaptness."