After Odisha, Chhattisgarh To Give Free Transport to JEE Students

Chhattisgarh CM told district collectors to arrange for free transport for students taking NEET-JEE exams.

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Government of Odisha announced that it will provide free transportation and stay to all JEE candidates. (Representational Image)
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday, 30 August, told district collectors to arrange for free transport for students appearing for NEET-JEE exams to reach examination centres.

The move comes days after the Odisha government on Friday announced that it will provide free transportation and accommodation to all JEE candidates across the 26 centres in the state.

Chhattisgarh CM further instructed transport facilities to be arranged in every district on basis of number of aspirants. “Permission to travel in the vehicle with admit card only,” he added.

Despite several demands for the postponement of the examinations, the National Testing Agency is set to conduct the JEE Main entrance examination from 1 September to 6 September.

The Times of India reported that the police and local administrations in Odisha have been instructed to ensure a smooth travel for the candidates and their family members, without any restrictions.

Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy also tweeted on Friday, asking the candidates to inform the nodal officers.

After Odisha, Chhattisgarh To Give Free Transport to JEE Students

"The government has also relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for movement of students,” Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy added.

The Hindu reported that "polytechnic and ITI colleges in each district have been declared as nodal centres for coordinating with candidates."

The accommodation will be provided by private and government engineering college hostels for the candidates as well as their parents.

The state also plans to make similar arrangements for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 13 September.

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