Published: 01st September 2020
Students who went to SC for JEE, NEET postponement offer to provide flood-hit friends transport to reach exam centres
The National Testing Agency began the JEE Mains on September 1. A lot of students who are allegedly in flood struck areas say that they have no means of transport
One of the major concerns raised by a lot of JEE and NEET aspirants is the unavailability of transport facilities to reach their respective examination centres. Even though the lockdown norms across the country have been relaxed a lot of them are stuck in flood-afflicted areas in Bihar. At this time, a few of the 11 student petitioners who sought a postponement of JEE and NEET in the Supreme Court have offered to help these students.
The petitioners from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, are in fact trying to arrange transport for stranded students, spending money out of their own pockets. "Especially in Bihar, the government hasn't done much to arrange transport facilities for the students. A lot of them are distressed and are reaching out to us through our Twitter handle," says Manas Chandra, a petitioner from Bihar. "Our first resort is to alert the district collectors of respective districts. If they fail to take necessary action, we will arrange vehicles for these students on our own," he says.
Even though money is an issue here, the students say that well-wishers are helping them out. "Since we put out this tweet, a lot of people have approached us, expressing their willingness to help. We do not want to conduct a futile protest. We are looking for feasible solutions here," he says. "We can't help anyone out today, unfortunately. But we will help them out from tomorrow," he says.
At the same time, around 15 students are moving the High Court, seeking a postponement of NEET, which is scheduled to be held on September 13.