New Delhi, Feb 15: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday, Feb 15, announced that all schools in Delhi will remain closed during the Commonwealth Games from Oct 3 to 14.
Speaking to reporters, Dikshit said the holiday period during Dusshera has been rescheduled so that students could enjoy the mega sporting event.
"We have made adjustments in the holiday period around Dusshera (Oct 17) to keep the schools closed during the Commonwealth Games," Dikshit said.
"To make up for the extended holiday period around Dusshera, we have decided to cut down on the summer vacation," she said.
"The decision would also help in easing the heavy traffic during the Games period," said Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.
"Now the Autumn break will be for 17 days instead of the current nine days while we have decided to cut down on summer vacation by 12 days," Lovely added.