The state government has issued orders to change the school timings in Telangana. As per the orders of the state education department, schools will start at 9.30 am from now on. Primary schools will function till 4.15 pm. While upper primary and high schools will function till 4.45 pm. The same timings are applicable for the primary schools running on the high school campus. The state government took this decision because of heavy rains in Telangana. The state education department has issued orders to this effect. However, these timings are not applicable in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. These new timings are applicable to all schools in Telangana state except the twin cities, which will have to follow the usual academic calendar. The Department of Education issued instructions to the offices of the Regional Joint Director of School Education and DEO to inform all primary and high schools regarding the new timings of the schools.