NEET 2020: The West Bengal government on Thursday decided to withdraw the complete lockdown imposed on September 12 in view of students appearing for NEET 2020 exam on September 13.
“GoWB had initially announced a statewide lockdown on Sep 11th & 12th. Considering the NEET 2020 examination scheduled on 13th, we have received numerous requests from the student community on lifting lockdown norms on 12th, helping ease their travel to examination centres,” tweeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
She said that the decision has been taken keeping the students’ interest in mind as the state is already observing a lockdown on September 11.
Banerjee had earlier announced that the biweekly lockdown in the state will be observed on September 7, 11 and 12.
However, she announced that the Kolkata Metro will operate special services on September 13 to help the students who are appearing for the NEET 2020.
A total of 66 trains – 33 each in up and down directions – will be run on September 13 from 11 AM to 7 PM from the two terminal stations, Noapara and Kavi Subhash.
Meanwhile, normal metro services remain suspended for the time being and efforts are on to restart operations soon.