All schools to remain shut as Indian Meteorological Department predicts heavy rainfall in Mumbai

Edited By: Riya Gupta WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Sep 19, 2019, 08:08 AM(IST)

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The IMD has issued a red rain alert for thirteen districts in Maharashtra with extremely heavy rain at isolated places in Mumbai, Raigad and Satara.

As Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall in Mumbai, all schools and junior colleges would remain closed on Thursday.

The IMD has issued a red rain alert for thirteen districts in Maharashtra with extremely heavy rain at isolated places in Mumbai, Raigad and Satara.

Taking to Twitter, state minister of school education Ashish Shelar said, "In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, the holiday is declared for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 September 2019."

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He further said that after taking cognisance of local conditions, the district collectors in other parts of Maharashtra will decide whether schools will remain closed or not tomorrow.

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