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25,000 Wheelchairs at polling Booths

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-03-19

In order to ensure smooth polling for specially-abled voters, the state government plans to introduce a slew of measures, including the provision of around 25,000 wheelchairs at polling booths, Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said on Monday.

 

According to Kumar, there are over 4 lakh voters in person who are under the disabilities (PwD) category in Odisha and as a matter of great concern the Electoral Officers have decided to make the election PwD-friendly. Even transportation facility is provided in each district for PwD voters to ensure seamless voting.

 

Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar on Monday said that the state government has decided to provide 25,000 wheelchairs at polling booths for the upcoming elections. "Each booth will have two volunteers below the age of 18, either belonging to NCC or Scouts and Guides," he added. Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will be held simultaneously in Odisha.

 

Odisha will be going to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. The state will be voting simultaneously for parliamentary and assembly constituencies.


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komal singh
25000 Wheelchairs....!! well done odisha government....
Harish Kumar Nayak
Woww...good news!!
sunanda mahapatra
great news and soothing to the ears. 25000...wow, great effort. thanks to govt for arranging the same .
parameswar khuntia
this year election preparation is robust.
sumita swain
good effort by the election commission
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