APSRTC is operating special buses from Vijayawada to Guntur for students
The stage is set for JEE Mains examination to be held in 55 centres here on April 7for admission to National Institutes of Technology, IIIT and other technical institutions funded by the Central Government.
Nearly 43,000 students are appearing in the examination for which tight security is provided by the police while various educational institutions offered free boarding and lodging facilities. Guntur, Khammam, Tirupati and Warangal are the cities where the prestigious examination is being conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The APSRTC is operating special buses from Vijayawada to Guntur from early morning (4 a.m.) of Sunday for the convenience of students. Besides, buses have been arranged from RTC bus station in Guntur for transporting students to the examination centres. Some private institutions have also come forward for providing free transport facility from the railway station and important junctions. Transportation will also be available after the examinations are over. Drinking water is being made available for students and medical teams will be on the standby to attend to any emergency as temperatures have gone up steeply in the last few days. Hotels, lodges and private guest houses have already been booked well in advance. The police have set up special counters at the railway station and at bus stations. Two control rooms with phone numbers 0863-2233351 and 2233352 are also set up to deal with any eventuality. Help desks are set up by the district administration at all major junctions. A central control room with phone number 0863-2234990 has been opened in the Collector’s office.
The police will impose Section.144 at the examination centre, V.P. Siddhartha Public School, Moghalrajpuram. People should not move in groups and carrying of sticks and lethal weapons is banned at the examination centre, said the police.