City’s Good Samaritans step up
City’s Good Samaritans step up. The ongoing RTC employees’ strike forced Eamcet students to use all modes of transport to reach their examination centres in time on Friday.
The ongoing RTC employees’ strike forced Eamcet students to use all modes of transport to reach their examination centres in time on Friday. Two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, jeeps, vans, mini-buses and private buses transported students to their exam centres from various parts of the city.
While some students came to their exam centres on bicycles, major educational institutions and philanthropists operated free bus services from the railway station, Pandit Nehru Bus Station and other major junctions in the city for the benefit of students coming from neighbouring places.
The Police also deployed their vehicles to ferry students to their respective centres. The striking RTC employees did not obstruct the special buses arranged by the district administration for the transport of students.
In their eagerness to reach the exam centres in time, some students took risky rides on two-wheelers. Traffic rules and other road safety norms were conveniently ignored by many. What mattered the most for students was reaching the exam centre in time. Parents also showed the same eagerness to ensure that their children reach the exam centres in time.
In all, it was a day of humanity with people extending solidarity to the students to appear for their exam without much difficulty. It looked like everyone did their bit to minimise the inconvenience caused to students by the RTC strike.