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School timings in Bengaluru likely to change due to traffic congestion, details here

At the moment, most schools in Bengaluru begin classes at roughly 8:30 a.m. However, the administration is looking into the idea of revising the school timings due to traffic congestion across the city. Parents and other stakeholders are raising concerns over the student's health.

Edited By: Nidhi Mittal @nidhi_mittal09 New Delhi Updated on: October 04, 2023 14:24 IST
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School timings in Bengaluru are likely to change amid traffic congestion. The education department will conduct a meeting in this regard on October 5 to discuss the revision of school timings across the city. Following a suggestion by the Karnataka High Court, the Department of School Education and Literacy is planning to advance the school timings by 30 minutes to one hour to decongest the roads in the city. However, concerns regarding the change in school scheduling are being voiced by parents and school associations. 

At present, most of the schools in Bangalore start at around 8.30 am, but the department is exploring the possibility of advancing the timings by half an hour to one hour. Parents and stakeholders are raising concerns about the student's health and mental well-being.

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Instead of changing school timings, parents, schools and other stakeholders suggested deploying more police personnel at major traffic zones near schools to help decongest the roads, according to the media reports. 

The Karnataka Education Department will hold a meeting tomorrow with the association of private schools, school vehicles association, and parents to discuss the school timings. 

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The Karnataka High Court took up this issue last month while hearing a PIL. The bench comprising Chief Justice Prasanna Varale and Justice Krishna Dixit in the order said the state government may conduct a meeting of stakeholders including representatives of private and public institutions, school bus operators, and parent's associations to discuss changing school hours to reduce traffic across the city.

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