Delhi Schools Resume Classes Today, Timings Changed Due to Foggy Conditions

Curated By: Sukanya Nandy

Last Updated: January 15, 2024, 11:51 IST

All government, government-aided and recognized private schools in Delhi have resumed classes today (Representative Image)

School timings across Delhi have, however, changed. As per the Directorate of Education (DoE), schools are not allowed to commence classes before 9 am

Schools in Delhi have resumed classes today, January 15. All government, government-aided and recognized private schools have opened today after being shut for some days due to extreme cold weather in the capital. “Effective from January 15, 2024 (Monday), this directive applies to students across all levels, including Nursery, KG, and Primary classes,” the official notification read, reported Economic Times.

School timings across Delhi have, however, changed. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has changed the school timings due to foggy conditions in the capital. As per the official directive, schools are not allowed to commence classes before 9 am. Furthermore, schools have been instructed not to extend their classes beyond 5 pm until the directorate provides further instructions on the same.

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The Directorate of Education had earlier extended the winter vacation in Delhi schools till January 12 due to cold weather conditions. Delhi Education Minister Atishi announced on the microblogging site “X” that the decision has been made to extend the winter break for students in Nursery through Class 5 by five days, until January 12. “Schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next 5 days due to the prevailing cold weather conditions, for students from Nursery to Class 5,” Atishi wrote in the post.

School students’ winter break was set to conclude on January 6, with classes resuming on January 8. However, due to intense cold waves, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert owing to dense fog, light rainfall, and a dip in temperature and hence the winter break was extended across schools in the national capital.

Meanwhile, the Punjab government has extended the winter holidays for students up to Class 5 at all schools till January 21 due to severe cold conditions prevailing across the state. Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said regular classes for students of grades 6 to 12 will be held from 10 am to 3 pm from Jan 21.


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