HYDERABAD: Before writing the EAMCET, the most crucial exam which decides their career, as many as 2.5 lakh students in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad are going to face a real test on how to reach their respective exam centres on Friday to write the test.
Over 2.5 lakh students will appear for the exam across AP and at 22 centres in Hyderabad, the common capital, even as 20,000 buses both in AP and Telangana are off the roads in view of the ongoing RTC strike.
Claiming that it has taken all measures to ferry the students to their exam centres in the wake of ongoing RTC employees’ strike, the AP government on Thursday asked all the EAMCET aspirants to reach examination centres well in advance to avoid last minute rush.
After the RTC employees refused to call off their strike, the State government requested all government departments and private education institutes to provide their vehicles to transport students to the EAMCET examination centres on Friday.
Interestingly, even before the exam is held, the government appears to be preparing the ground to put the blame on the parents of the students in case its efforts to provide alternative transport does not reach all the students.
Proving this, AP HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Thursday said, “As almost all RTC employees are not attending their duties, certainly some inconvenience will be caused to the EAMCET students during the exam day. Hence, I request their parents to ensure that their wards reach the exam hall well in advance.”
The minister further suggested the parents of all students to reach the exam hall at least a day before the exam. However, the minister made this remark just 12 hours before the exam!
AP Transport Minister Siddha Raghava Rao, who addressed the media a little later, claimed that the RTC is going to run good number of buses in each district on Friday to ferry the EAMCET students to exam centres.