Hundreds in Karnataka miss NEET due to 8-hour train delay

BENGALURU: More Than 400 Students ' Dream Of Studying Medicine Suffered A Slap On Sunday After An Eight Hour Prevents Them From Appearing For The National Eligible Cum Entrance Test () In Bengaluru. The Students Traveled Aboard The North.

The Train Reached The City At 2.36 Pm, 8 Hours After The Scheduled Arrival Of 6.30 Am. By The Time The Train Reached Bangalore, Many Students Had Given Up Hope To Appear For NEET. Others Rushed To Their Centers But Were Not Admitted. NEET Started At 14.30 And The Reporting Time For Candidates Was 13.30.

The Devastated Students Said They Were Unaware Of The Routine Distraction And Did Not Expect Such Delays.

Said A Route Change, Introduced By Rail, Caused The Train Delay, But Urged Passengers To Be Informed Of Change In Advance By Text Messages.

The Heartbreaking Episode Caused Calls From Students, Parents And Politicians For A New Examination. Railway Officials Said They Would Ask The HRD Ministry For A Re-examination For The Involved Candidates. Hundreds Of Aspirants In The North Of Karnataka Had Chosen Bengaluru As An Examination Center And Stepped Aboard The Hampi Express. The Train Was Scheduled To Leave Hubbali At 6.20 Pm On Saturday, But Departed At 8.21 Am.