Four booked in Karimnagar, Adilabad on first day

The Intermediate examination began on a peaceful note in various parts of Karimnagar district on Wednesday, barring incidents of traffic jams in front of various examination centres in Karimnagar town.

The traffic came to a grinding halt at the Masters Junior College centre opposite to the Collectorate office here, leading to roads towards RTC bus station and Bhagathnagar locality, following the arrival of students on various modes of transport along with their parents. Besides the dumping of construction material adjacent to the Collectorate compound, water also added to the woes of commuters.

The agency constructing the compound wall for the Collectorate, had dumped all the material on the road causing serious traffic congestion. The parking of vehicles on the road also caused problems.

RIO Ramesh Babu said that the first day of the examinations went off peacefully without any untoward incident except that one student was held for malpractice at an examination centre in the Government Junior College in Kodimial mandal.

‘The exams began on a comparatively quiet note in Adilabad district though about 10 per cent of the candidates reported absent. Three malpractice cases, all from a centre in Sirpur (T), were booked while visiting squads maintained a strict vigil on the conduct of the first year exam.

According to statistics given by officials of the 33,690 candidates, 30,019 appeared for the exam.

The sitting and flying squads and members of high power committee visited as many as 44 centres.