Special trains to run in Odisha and Andra Pradesh for civil services candidates
The railway's minister has decided to run special trains for the civil services examination candidates who will be writing the UPSC prelims scheduled on October 4.
The trains will be run within the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) a day before the examination, said an official on Saturday.
The special trains will be run in the different cities of Odisha and neighboring Andra Pradesh.
The trains will start from Berhampur, Keonjhar, Khariar Road, and Ichhapuram at 4 pm, from Koraput at 5 am and 1 pm on October 3. The trains will arrive in the cities in the evening on the same day (October 3), the official said.
The supreme court has sought a response from the center and union public service commission on a plea that seeks postponement of the exam for 2-3 months due to the COVID pandemic.