Special bus services were arranged by some schools for their students.
MUMBAI: In the wake of the partial collapse of an Andheri RoB’s pedestrian pathway amid heavy rains since Monday night, several schools in the western suburbs declared a holiday on Tuesday. Meanwhile, arts and law students of Mumbai University (MU) who missed their examinations due to disruption in train services will have re-examinations, the time-table for which will be declared shortly.
Schools in areas such as Andheri, Malad, Kandivali, Bandra and Kurla declared a holiday after the bridge collapse was reported. Parents of students who had already reached their respective schools were informed and asked to take their wards back home. Special bus services were arranged by some schools for their students.
The principal of a Kandivali-based international school said, “We asked the parents to either come and take their children back or be present at home while we sent them back by school bus. We declared a holiday after parents started calling and panicking. To add to that, there was waterlogging outside our school campus due to heavy rain.”
Meanwhile, MU students who had their LLB, MA, M.Sc. and MCA semester exams were forced to miss them. “For the students who could not give examinations due to waterlogging and the bridge collapse, we will have re-examination. The time-table for the same will be announced soon,” said Vinod Malale, deputy registrar and PRO of Mumbai University.