The Directorate of School Education Kashmir, in an order, said that the schools will open half an hour earlier than the prevalent timings.“Consequent upon the approval conveyed by the competent authority, all government and private recognized schools within the municipal limits of Srinagar city shall observe school timings from 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM with immediate effect from 06.05.2024," the order said. Earlier, the classwork in government as well as private schools of Srinagar was from 9 am to 3 pm. The weather has considerably improved across the valley with day temperatures hovering above 23 degrees Celsius in Srinagar.