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Provide heli-services, preferential seats for Kashmiri aspirants appearing in GATE: PDP urges Govt

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Srinagar, Feb 1:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday urged the Governor administration to arrange special helicopter services or preferential seats in flights so that the aspirants from Kashmir valley could appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) slated to be held in Jammu from February 2 to 10.

The PDP spokesman in a statement said that the inclement weather, closure of Jammu- Srinagar National Highway  and sky rocketing air fares have put thousands of aspirants from Kashmir Valley in dire straits. He said that the government must step in without further delay to address the situation and take requisite measures.

“We urge the Governor administration to provide  preferential seats in flights and helicopter services to the aspirants from Kashmir valley so that they can appear in the exam on time and do not miss the opportunity which is going to play a very vital role in shaping their career ahead,” said the PDP spokesman.

He added that since the exams can neither be cancelled nor postponed, it is high time for the administration to clear the decks and ensure that the aspirants from Kashmir do not miss the opportunity.

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