Brahmapuram fire: Two-day holiday for all edu institutions; Not applicable for public exams


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Fire and rescue personnel try to put out the fire which broke out at the Brahmapuram waste treatment plant | Photo: PTI

Ernakulam: The district collector on Wednesday declared March 9 and 10 as holidays for all educational institutions in the regions affected by Brahmapuram fire.

The kindergartens, daycare centres, anganwadis, schools (Govt/Aided/Unaided/CBSE/ICSE) and colleges (including professional colleges) in the following local bodies will have holidays:

  1. Vadavucode-Puthencruz panchayat
  2. Kunnathunad panchayat
  3. Kizhakkambalam panchayat
  4. Thrikkakara municipality
  5. Tripunithura municipality
  6. Maradu municipality
  7. Kochi municipal corporation
Holiday will not be applicable for public examinations (including SSLC, HSE) scheduled.

The decision comes in wake of the reports corroborating the presence of smoke in those regions and as a precautionary move to avert health-related issues.

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