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NEET 2019: At Least 500 Students Miss Exam Due to Delay in Operation of Train



Bengaluru: At least 500 students missed their National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam on Sunday after the train they were travelling in, to reach the exam centres, got delayed by six hours, News18 reported.

According to the report, the Hampi Express-16591 which was traversing from North Karnataka to Bengaluru, reached the exam centre at 2:30 PM, as opposed to 1:30 PM which was the reporting time for NEET aspirants.

The report also quoted many students requesting the HRD ministry via SOS messages that they be allowed to appear for the exam, which is conducted once a year.

“My exam centre is Dayanand Sagar College in Bengaluru. Now I don’t think I will be able to write the exam,” the news channel quoted one of the students travelling in the train as saying.

Taking to Twitter, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah condemned the central government as well as the railway ministry for the train delay and not looking after the situation. He said, “Mr. @narendramodi, You pat your own back for others’ achievements but will you also take the responsibility for your cabinet min’ incapabilities. Hundreds of students in Karnataka may not be able to take up NEET because of delay in the train services (sic).”

“Ask @PiyushGoyal to work properly for next few days and then we will set it right. Also, ensure that the aggrieved students get another chance to write NEET exam,” he said on Twitter.

The railways were of the view that they did whatever they could on their part by conveying in advance through SMS regarding diversion and rescheduling on the mobile numbers given at the time of reserving tickets.





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