Bengaluru: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the city bus service in Bengaluru, has extended free rides to all students appearing for examinations at present.

The announcement was made by an official from the BMTC on Friday.

"For the benefit of students who are attending professional, degree, post-graduate and PUC supplementary exams, BMTC has extended free travel facility on examination dates," an official of the road transport corporation said.

Free rides have been allowed from the bust stop near residences of the examinees to ones near their examination centres.

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However not everyone attending the exams can make use of this free service.

All professional, degree and post-graduate students can travel on examination dates from their residences to the examination centres only on the production of exam hall ticket along with BMTC student pass.

Both the bus pass and the hall ticket should be applicable for the academic year of 2019-20.

The BMTC also announced that free rides have been extended for students taking PUC supplementary exams as well, wherein the 2019-20 academic year rule will not be applied.

Meanwhile, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) too will allow students taking their Pre- University Certificate Examnination (PUC), to travel free of cost from Sep 7- Sep 19 (during the period of the exam). Students will have to produce their admit cards, said chief traffic manager, KSRTC.