Several schools have reopened in the valley after remaining closed for over three months due to the shutdown following the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions, even as life was inching towards normalcy in Kashmir, officials said.

The move by several private schools to resume classes came as public transport has started to ply in the Valley and life was fast returning to normalcy, they said.

The managements have decided to open the schools from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and students have been asked to come without wearing the uniform, the officials said. There was high turnout in the recently concluded Class X and Class XII board examinations is a good sign, officials add. “On an average, 99.5 percent students have appeared in the board examinations of Class X and XII,’’ said Veena Pandita, chairperson, state board of school education.