Lok Sabha elections 2019: Gurugram to have special polling booths for women, differently abled
Gurugram deputy commissioner Amit Khatri on Friday said that the district administration was working towards creating a pink polling booth and a persons with disabilities booth in each of the nine assembly constituencies that make up the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency.Updated: Mar 16, 2019 00:17 IST
Gurugram deputy commissioner Amit Khatri on Friday said that the district administration was working towards creating a pink polling booth and a persons with disabilities booth in each of the nine assembly constituencies that make up the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency.
Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Sohna, Nun, Firozpur Jhirka, Bawal and Rewari are the nine assembly constituencies that fall under the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency. Khatri said the idea behind creating pink polling booths was to send out the message of women empowerment. However, these booths could be manned by people from any gender, he said.
“Manning the booth is no mean task. The move will help dispel traditional notions that people have about women. We are all equals and women personnel are also working rigorously for the polls. Pink polling booths have been used in Vidhan Sabha elections in the past. They were also used in the recent Jind bypolls, and will be used in the Gurgaon constituency for the first time. While these booths will see both male and female voters, they will entirely be manned by women personnel. Similarly, the persons with disabilities booth will be manned those with disabilities,” said Khatri.
The administration is planning to set up one booth of each kind in every constituency. For the convenience of differently-abled people, the administration also has plans of providing pick and drop facilities to people. Khatri also said that 1113 polling booths would be set up at 532 locations across the constituency. The division of booths in rural and urban areas would roughly be around 260-270. He also informed that the counting of the votes would take place in Government Girls College in sector 14 from the earlier venue, DSD College.
Khatri maintained the election helpline 1950 have so far received more than 25,000 calls.
First Published: Mar 16, 2019 00:17 IST