Students appearing for JEE and NEET exams have been allowed to travel by special suburban services over the Mumbai Suburban network of Central and Western Railways. This will benefit over 50,000 students residing in Mumbai and its nearby areas to reach for the exams safely and on time.
The Admit Card of candidates for JEE and NEET exams will be considered as authority to enter suburban stations with companions, parents/guardians on exam days. Station and Security officials at stations have been instructed suitably to allow the students on the exam days. Additional booking counters will be opened at important railway stations and frequency of suburban services will be increased accordingly for their convenience.
Railways has appealed that except for essential category staff and students with companions appearing in JEE and NEET exams, others are requested not to rush to the stations.
Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to approach the Ministry of Railways to allow students appearing for JEE and NEET exams in Mumbai to travel by suburban trains.