Special Correspondent

97,986 candidates to take the exam

RTC officials asked to operate buses for students

Uninterrupted power supply to be ensured

VISAKHAPATNAM: Nearly one lakh students are appearing for the Intermediate examinations, to be held from March 10 to 29, in the district and District Revenue Officer D. Venkata Reddy told the officials concerned to make arrangements for the smooth conduct of the examinations and provide all facilities for students.

As many as 97, 986 candidates will take the examination at 104 centres, 55 of them in the city and 49 in the rural areas. The examinations will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To help the candidates well in time for the examinations, the APSRTC has been asked to arrange buses from different places from 6 a.m. and also after the examination is over so that the students do not lose time.

Among the other instructions given by the DRO were promulgation of Sec. 144 around the test centres, uninterrupted power supply during the examination time at all centres, ensuring the health and medical staff were on duty in the city and the PHCs to attend the students if they fell sick and provision of drinking water and sanitation at the examination centres.

Squads formed

Three squads and three flying squads have been formed and the police will provide escort to the examination material.

Regional Intermediate Officer T. Suribabu advised the students to remember the examination centre allotted to them, since the allotment of examination centres has been made on jumbling method. Hall tickets have been issued. Boards will be displayed to indicate the examination centres. Information about the examinations can be had by calling 2552854.

District Education Officer P.R. Mallikharjuna Sastry, Divisional Engineer of AP TRANSCO B.R. Prasad, Chief Medical Officer of GVMC D. Abbulu, Circle-Inspectors Babji and Deva Prasad and officials from other departments attended.