Witnesses said the girls, accompanied by their parents, had left their homes for examination centres, but much to their shock their transports got stuck in traffic, leaving them literally immobile. While some of the examinees were accompanying their parents on bikes, others were riding autorickshaws or cars.
Bihar: Girl students run for about 2 kilometres to reach exam centre due to heavy traffic jam
With time running out fast and chances of the snarl easing looking bleak, the girls abandoned their vehicles and started running down the highway, admit cards and pens in their hands. Videos of the incident went gone viral.
“We’re very shocked to know about this incident. The traffic jam has been removed now,” Kaimur district education officer Suman Sharma told TOI on Saturday, adding they had been constantly reporting the issue of traffic jams to local administration but the problem persists. Sharma further “We raised the issue at every meeting with department officials,” the DEO said, blaming it on construction work on the road. There are more girls than boys in the matriculation exam being conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board.