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Mumbai University Postpone Exams, BMC Declares Holiday For Schools And Colleges

Due to the heavy rainfall in Mumbai, the University of Mumbai has implemented a precautionary measure by canceling all examinations that were scheduled for today throughout the city. This decision was made to prioritize the safety and well-being of students and staff.

By Rekha Joshi 
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Mumbai: Due to the heavy rainfall, the University of Mumbai has taken a preventive step to ensure the safety of students by canceling all scheduled examinations across the city for today. The university has assured that new examination dates will be announced at a later time. An official statement from the university’s Head, University Departments, Director of Institute of Distance Learning, and Directors of Ratnagiri, Thane & Kalyan Sub Centre, along with Principals of all affiliated Colleges in relevant faculties, has confirmed the postponement of all examinations scheduled for 27th July 2023 due to the inclement weather conditions.

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BMC Declares Holiday For Schools And Colleges in Mumbai; IMD Issues ‘Red Alert’

In response to the “red alert” issued by the IMD for Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took action on Wednesday and announced a holiday for all government and private schools and colleges on July 27th (Thursday). The statement was issued by Iqbal Singh Chahal, the municipal commissioner, and BMC administrator
on Wednesday night. The decision to declare the holiday was made with the safety of students as the top priority, leading to the closure of all municipal, government-run, and private primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools, as well as colleges in the city and its suburbs on Thursday.

Weather Update

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The IMD Mumbai has issued a “red alert” for the city and its suburban areas, warning of “extremely heavy rainfall” from 8 pm on July 26th to the afternoon of July 27th. In response, the BMC has urged all citizens to exercise caution, stay indoors, and comply with the administration’s instructions. However, there was a discrepancy in the validity period of the ‘red alert’, with the BMC stating it would be in effect until afternoon, while IMD officials clarified that it would remain valid until 8.30 am.

On Wednesday, Mumbai experienced incessant heavy rain, resulting in slow-moving road traffic. Between 8 am and 4 pm, the city received 61.19 mm of rainfall, with the eastern suburbs recording 34.53 mm and the western suburbs recording 40.68 mm during the same period. The intensity of rain was higher in the suburbs during the
morning hours, whereas the island city experienced intermittent heavy showers in the afternoon.

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