Schools, colleges will remain closed today in Goa due to Rain. The government of Goa has announced a holiday for schools and colleges on Wednesday on account of heavy rains and floods.
After meeting Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Director of Education Nagraj Honnekeri told reporters that schools and colleges in the state will have a one-day holiday on August 7.
Goa has been witnessing heavy rains for the last one week and several low-lying areas are inundated. The government has evacuated people from areas such as Pilgao, Sankhalim, and Usgao in North Goa district. In some areas, the school and colleges were closed yesterday too.
The Mandovi River has been flowing above the danger mark in many areas, flooding villages on its bank. Sonal village in Sattari tehsil has been cut off for more than 24 hours due to floods, a government official said.
Around eight buses carrying several passengers, including students, were stuck on the Goa-Karnataka border since Monday night due to flooding in the area after heavy rains, the official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) also said.