Schools reopen in Srinagar today, administration asked students not to wear school uniform

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Srinagar:Several schools reopened here on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, after remaining closed for over three months due to the unannounced shutdown following the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions, even as life was inching towards normalcy in Kashmir, officials said.

The move by several private schools to resume classes came as public transport has started to ply in the Valley and life was fast returning to normalcy, they said.

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The management has decided to open the schools from 10 am to 1 pm and students have been asked to come without wearing the uniform, the officials said.

The city and most areas elsewhere in the valley saw a significant improvement in the movement of public transport on Monday. The officials said the intra-district, as well as the inter-district connectivity, has improved significantly.

Auto-rickshaws and inter-district cabs have been playing for a while now, but in the last few days, the movement of intra-district cabs across the valley has also increased, they added.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will conduct at least two free health checkups a year for the school children in the union territory, an official spokesperson said on Thursday.

During a review meeting of the school education department here on Wednesday, the authorities were directed by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chander Murmu to conduct the health checkups and provide health cards to school children, he said.