The Kolkata Metro will run round 66 particular trains on September 13 when the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET) is scheduled to be held.
Earlier this week chief minister Mamata Banerjee had mentioned that out of the 4,652 college students who had been supposed to look for the JEE examination in West Bengal on September 1, only one,167–around 25%– might sit for the examination. Round 75% of the candidates couldn’t seem primarily due to the shortage of public transport in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On September 13, Kolkata Metro authorities will function 66 particular trains for candidates between 11 and seven pm. Those that don’t have sensible playing cards shall be issued paper tickets.
“The metro is predicted to run from September 14. Passengers could should e-book e-passes by means of an app a number of hours earlier than they wish to take a journey as a restricted variety of passengers can be allowed to board every practice. The QR codes of the e-passes can be scanned earlier than the passenger is allowed to enter the station,” mentioned a metro official.
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The JEE Primary is being held between September 1-6, whereas the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET) 2020 is scheduled for September 13.
The push of candidates on September 13 is predicted to be extra as practically 16 lakh candidates throughout India have registered for the NEET examination.
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The Supreme Courtroom had on Friday refused to entertain the petition filed by ministers of six states in search of a evaluate of the highest court docket’s August 17 order to conduct NEET and JEE (Mains) examinations as scheduled.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier mentioned that the centre ought to undertake a survey to learn the way many candidates couldn’t seem for the examination throughout the nation.