Jaipur buses ferry JEE Main and NEET exam candidates, free of cost!

Students will be allowed to board the bus by showing their admit cards.

A major relief has come to the students appearing for the JEE and NEET exams in Rajasthan. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, special care is being taken for the hassle-free and smooth transportation of the candidates to their respective examination centres from one district to another. In this regard, Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTCL) is providing free transportation facility to the candidates of NEET and JEE Main examination on the basis of their admit card.

What's the news?

Rajasthan Government has announced free transportation for JEE and NEET aspirants to reach their examination centres solving the primary issue of travel in the middle of raging pandemic. The JEE exams will be held in nine districts of the state till September 7, including Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar and Shri Ganganagar. Similarly, the NEET exams will be held from September 12 to 14 in six cities, including Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur.

As the JEE exams have started on Tuesday, Principal Secretary of the state said, "Lockdown norms shall not be considered for the JEE-NEET applicants as well as their parents and guardians. Admit card in both hard and soft copy, shall be considered as a valid document during this phase." During the exam schedule of NEET and JEE Main examinations, the state has also directed the hotels, restaurants and dharamshalas to remain open in order to provide food and lodging facilities to the candidates and their parents or guardians. All candidates, their guardians and restaurants will have to follow the SOP as directed and established by the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Principal Secretary elaborated that the organisers of the examination have been instructed to impose all COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure all candidates and supervision staff is wearing masks, frequently washing their hands and carrying hand sanitisers to the exams centres. Directions to follow social distancing and make sure no body spits in public places have also been issued.

-With inputs from IANS

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