Schools shut in Kathmandu due to PM Modi visit

Kathmandu: Most educational institutions in Kathmandu were closed on Monday due to "problems in transportation management" in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to different parts of city, a daily said.

 Schools shut in Kathmandu due to PM Modi visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Nepalis during his visit to Nepal. PTI

The schools will remain shut on Tuesday as well, The Himalayan Times said late on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day official visit to Nepal that ends on Monday. This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister to Nepal in 17 years.

The daily quoted Kathmandu's District Education Officer Shankar Gautam as saying that the school authorities' decision to shut down schools in Kathmandu and Lalitpur was "spontaneous" after "citing difficulties in transportation management".

Gautam was quoted as saying that closing the schools "was the wish of hundreds of parents too".


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Updated Date: Aug 04, 2014 09:50:21 IST