NEET 2020 : Metro trains to function with regular timings from September 12, DMRCVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Sep 11, 2020 18:23 IST
India recorded the highest single-day COVID infections worldwide yesterday, September 10 of 96,551 cases. DMRC is to operate from September 12, additional metro trains in Delhi to reduce crowding during this pandemic. On September 13, Sunday, the day of NEET exams, it starts two hours earlier at 6 AM. It is only for the coming Sunday, and after that, all metro trains in all routes will operate like before the COVID 19 regular timings of 6 AM to 11 PM.
Delhi metro trains to operate with regular timings from September 12
DMRC or the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation operates the metro services across Delhi. It shut its services on March 22 due to the lockdown on March 24 because of the deadly virus. After more than five months when the COVID 19 daily infections in India are the highest in the world for the past month, it reopened its services from September 7.
The yellow line had curtailed operations for the past four days and will continue until today, September 11. From tomorrow September 12, all the metro trains will operate as per the regular timings from 6 AM to 11 PM. Additionally, even the fewer trains from 11 AM to 4 PM followed before COVID will now have the same peak frequency of trains from 8 AM to 8 PM.
DMRC to operate metro trains from 6 AM on September 13 for the NEET exam
Out of the 8.78 lakh JEE applicants, only 6.38 lakh applicants wrote the exams from September 1 to 6. It is a drop of 25 % even after applying for the exams with a fee of Rs. 800. There were 12 sessions from the usual 8 sessions for the 6 lakh students on six days to follow the standard operating procedures. But for the NEET exams, over 16 lakh students are writing the exams on a single session across India.
There were many suicides reported in states like Tamil Nadu in the past few days. Though the government is making elaborate arrangements like the DMRC to start trains two hours earlier, how will the students write this all-important exam of their lives among the pandemic fears? Many experts rise now.