Students miss railways exam due to auto strike

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 10:59 IST

The strike by diesel auto drivers entered its fourth day on Sunday, resulting in inconvenience for those appearing for the Railway examination, as there were no autos plying on the roads.

Examinees who got late were not allowed inside the centres, resulting in chaos and protests.

Amarjit Singh, a resident of Jalandhar, said, “I reached the centre late as there was no public transport.

The bus dropped me on the SAS Nagar border from where I requested various people for lifts and somehow managed to reach the centre. Now we are being denied entry to the exam centre. This is absolutely not fair.”

Adding to that, another examinee Amanjot said in the absence of proper public transport, the authorities needed to be a little more lenient with timings.

The issue

Diesel auto drivers, once again, protested at the entry points of SAS Nagar and stopped autos from Chandigarh and Chandigarh Transport Union (CTU) buses from entering the city. This is even as these have been allowed entry into the city till March 31. However, those protesting are demanding that their entry be made permanent and no ban be imposed.

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