BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to cancel the lockdown across the state on September 12 keeping in mind the NEET examination on the next day. West Bengal chief minister took to Twitter to inform the news.
On September 11 and 12, Bengal was supposed to observe complete lockdown across the state. But then, the Bengal government decided that since the NEET examinations are scheduled on September 13, it would be difficult for students to travel to the exam centres if the state observes complete lockdown on September 12.
The chief minister in her tweet also said how they had been receiving requests from the students to lift the lockdown on September 12 to make it easy for them to travel to the exam centres. “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,” Mamata tweeted.
She added, “Keeping their interest in mind, while keeping the statewide lockdown as it is on Sep 11th, it has been decided to cancel the lockdown on 12th, so that the students can attend the examination on 13th without any apprehensions or concerns. I wish them all the very best.”