kolhapur: Class X and Xii students may struggle to reach exam centers | Kolhapur News

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Kolhapur: With council exams for grades 10 and 12 due to start soon, pupils in rural areas are expected to face difficulties with the ongoing Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) strike as buses are still not running not at most.
In Kolhapur district, out of the 750 MSRTC buses currently, about 190 buses are running on the roads and 50% of the staff are still participating in the strike.
The examination for the Upper Secondary Certificate (Class 12) will commence from March 4 to April 7, where 52,214 students from Kolhapur district will take the examination. While the Secondary School Certificate Examinations (Class 10) will be held from March 15 to April 4 and a total of 54,991 students will take the exams.
Aniket Patil, a student from Jadhavwadi village in Karveer taluka, said, “My exam center is in Kuditre village, 10 km from my village. Without a bus serving my village, I will have to cycle for my exams and return uphill to my isolated village of Jadhavwadi. Covering such a distance for each exam is difficult, especially in the midst of exam tension.”
Kolhapur Divisional Traffic Controller Shivraj Jadhav said, “Out of the 750 buses from 12 depots in Kolhapur Division, currently 190 buses are running on the roads and about 400 routes are covered by these buses. For examinations, centers exist depending on the school, but no separate provision has been made for examinations. If we get the request and the buses are available, we will make arrangements on this route.
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