The Indian Railway has decided to run special trains for NEET, JEE, and NDA exam aspirants to facilitate whole commutation process. The special trains would be run for aspirants of Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
A pair of 8 special intercity trains will run from September 4 to September 15 in Bihar and 4 special trains in Rajasthan and 5 special trains from September 3 to September 30 in UP, a report said.
Students will have to strictly follow covid-19 safety precautions including wearing masks, use of sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing in the trains where all seats have been reserved for students.
“Keeping in mind the convenience of the students of Bihar, Railways have decided to run 8 pairs of intercity special trains from September 4 to 15 for the convenience of traveling to JEE Mains, NEET and NDA Examination Centers. PM @NarendraModi Railway is committed to assisting students under G’s leadership,” Piyush Goyal,Minister of Railway said in one of the tweets.
In another tweet the Minister said, “PM @NarendraModi Under the leadership of Jee, Indian Railways has decided to run 5 pairs of special trains in Uttar Pradesh to facilitate the students appearing in JEE Mains, NEET, NDA and other examinations to the center.”
The National Testing Agency will conduct the NEET on September 13 and JEE between September 1 and 6. NTA has taken a slew of measures this time including increasing the number of examination centres, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit amidst covid-19.