The Police Department has been making elaborate arrangements for the students and parents arriving in town for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) for admission into all NITs, IIITs and other Central technical institutions, by roping in Lions Club and other NGOs. The JEE-Main was earlier called AIEEE. Since last year, students have to chose one of the three centres – Visakhapatnam, Warangal and Tirupati-- for the offline mode exam due to which these centres were witnessing heavy turnout of students from different parts of the State. However, those appearing online can take the exam in Hyderabad also.

Superintendent of Police (Urban) A. Venkateswar Rao said 39,000 students would be arriving in town from Saturday, Apirl 6.

Those accompanying the students – parents and relatives -- add up to about 80,000 people who would be coming down to Warangal for the examination scheduled on Sunday, April 7 at 61 centres in Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet towns.

“We are setting up four helpline centres – two each manned by the Police Department and Lions Club respectively. They will start functioning from Friday morning. Any information regarding address of centre and free accommodation can obtained from these centres,” the SP told the newsmen here on Thursday.

Students and parents can call up police helpline centres : 94409-04666 and 0870-2544430/32 and Lions Club helpline centres: 98661-29388 and 93948-86757.

SP Venkateswar Rao said the students and parents faced great difficulty last year for transport and accommodation.