Some interesting poll-related facts

April 16th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr.16 (ANI): Following are some interesting poll-related facts

Lakshdweep -105 Polling booth accessible by boats only

-EVMs were carried to Minicoy Island by helicopter

Andaman Nicobar Island

-The Andaman Nicober group of Islands is one constituency and is 700 Km. long. Many places require 35-40 hrs journey by ships. Poll personal to some places has been dispatched by helicopter.

Arunachal Pradesh

-Four polling stations i.e 13-Lumta and 12-Pakke-Kessang (ST) Assembly Segment, 40-Mramboo under 41-Anini (ST) Asembly Segment and 35 - Upper Modoi Deep under 49-Bordumsa-Diyum Assembly Segment each have 3 voters respectively

-Many polling parties in Tawang, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subanisiri, upper Siang, Mechuka, Dibang Valley, Anjaw, etc have reqched their poling station by foot for 3-4 days from nearest helipad/road head.

-690 polling parties have been transported by helicopter to remote villages bordering Myanmar and China border.

-Highest polling stations are located at Thinghbu (alt. 12148 feet) and Mago (alt.12248 feet) and Luguthand (alt.13,157 feet) which are also snow bound and located on the Indo-China border.


-Porters have been engaged for carrying the polling materials for 5 polling stations as it involves a 40 km trek through an area infested with wild elephants in Bokaijan District. (ANI)

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