Night curfew hours reduced in Himachal


Shimla: Night curfew in the four districts of Himachal Pradesh will now be from 10 pm to 6 am. Markets will remain open as per the earlier practice even on Sunday. This decision was take taken by the state cabinet onthe basis of demand by the general public as well as various trader associations.

Night curfew was earlier imposed in the worst covid affected districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Kangra.

The state cabinet gave its consent for allotment of 104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas hydro-electric projects on Chenab Basin in favour of SJVNL on similar term and conditions as already allotted for three projects to SJVNL in Chenab Basin. 

The summer closing schools in the State would remain closed till 12th February 2021 and online studies will continue. 

The cabinet also considered the issue of exorbitant charges being levied by private schools and constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of concerned deputy commissioners with Deputy Directors Higher Education and Elementary Education of concerned districts as its members to see that the fees and charges by the private educational institutions are not exploiting in nature and they are consortium to the salary of the staff and infrastructure facilities in the schools.