Kolkata: The District Election Officer (DEO) of South 24-Parganas has written to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Sealdah division urging him to make preparations of some unique train services for smooth disposal of big wide variety of polling employees in reference to the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Bengal on Sunday, May 19.
“After the conclusion of the poll manner and subsequent submission of ballot -associated materials like EVMs, VVPATs and so forth on the corresponding receiving centres, the balloting personnel will start returning to their residences, many of which are positioned in a long way away scattered locations from the South 24-Parganas district in which a number of booths are placed in remote areas. Such a large scale movement can’t be finished with the aid of buses.
“So we’ve got sought additional train services,” a senior legitimate inside the DEO workplace in the district said.
The last local educates from Diamond Harbour to Sealdah leaves Diamond Harbour at 10.15 pm. However, on Sundays, there are instances while it stays canceled. The DEO has urged the DRM to ensure the offerings of this neighborhood teach at 10.15 or 10.30 pm and also make arrangements for a special train at 1 am on Monday to cater to the push of the polling personnel.
DEO Y Ratnakara Rao has additionally advised the DRM to make comparable preparations for plying of the ultimate trains leaving from Baruipur, Lakshmikantapur, Namkhana and Canning stations for Sealdah and special trains overdue at night to manipulate the massive rush
It may be cited that the complete Gosaba Assembly constituency under Joynagar Parliamentary constituency that has 257 cubicles and nearly half of Patharpratima Assembly constituency with 136 out of 293 booths are placed in faraway riverine locations. The district management’s complicated preparations have ensured that polling employees attain these places forty eight hours earlier.
“We have made all DCRCs weather-proof taking training from the 2009 Lok Sabha elections while two hundred EVMs were damaged due to inclement climate and machines have been procured from Hyderabad on a war footing to deal with the disaster scenario.
“A big part of the district is located in the coastal belt, experiencing herbal calamity is usually on the cards. So we want to be prepared completely earlier,” the senior legitimate added.
The Eastern Railway government have already answered and feature confident to make the necessary preparations.