Mangaluru: Simmering heat - EC comes forward to provide shade for voters

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 25: Elections are usually slated to be held during the summer months. However, this year the rising mercury has been harsh on the citizens. Election Commission of India (ECI) officials are of the opinion that the intense heat of summer might affect the polling percentage this year too.

On Tuesday, ECI held a special video conference with its Karnataka wing on the effect of heat on the polling day.

According to IMD, the temperature is set to rise further on April 26 as the chances of rainfall seem slim. Special commissioner of EC R Selvamani said that special arrangements are being made by EC for this year’s election to beat the simmering heat.

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In total, there are 58,834 polling booths in Karnataka. Out of this 21,595 are in urban areas while 37,239 are in rural regions. EC officials said provision for  shade and medical assistance is being made at polling booths wherever there is no cover to protect against the scorching sunlight. EC officials say that as the sun goes up and temperature rises, the polling percentage is likely to reduce but is likely to pick up only towards the end of the day after 3 pm.

As per the latest IMD information, while Kalaburagi recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees celsius Raichur clocked 41.1 degress celsius and Koppala reported temperature of 40.2 degrees celsius during the day.




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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    World is going on a tail-spin with climate changes. Then there are man made wars, going on for months and years, killing innocent and damaging the planet. Things are going to get tougher and worse. Theatrics of governance and beating bush around congress party not going to help. There is a desperate need for accountable govt. Its time and the time is now.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Good they provided some shade for voters.Sametime some cooling drinks even a glas of cold water will be big blessings to voters till the reach homes.

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