Delhi CEO holds meeting to review heatwave preparations on voting day

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) P. Krishnamurthy on Friday held a high-level meeting of stakeholders to review preparations for the anticipated heatwave conditions on the polling day in the national capital.

During the meeting, CEO, Delhi directed the concerned stakeholders to ensure that adequate arrangements are made in all polling stations so that no voter feels any kind of discomfort due to projected heatwave conditions while casting their vote on the polling day.

“Booths to be equipped with drinking water, waiting room, air coolers/mist fans, essential medical kits and supplies and para medical personnel,” Krishnamurthy said during the meeting held in response to the heatwave forecast by the Indian Metrological Department (IMD).

The CEO also directed the local bodies and health department to provide requisite paramedical staff equipped with essential medicines including ORS at each polling location in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, on the day of polling.

Arrangements have been made for pick-and-drop facilities for differently-abled and senior citizen voters to facilitate their participation in the electoral process, an official statement said.

The meeting was attended by the stakeholders including representatives of different departments namely Municipal Corporation Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi Cantonment Board, Directorate General of Health Services, Delhi Jal Board, Department of Women & Child Development, Directorate of Education & The Department of Social Welfare.

Around 13,637 polling stations at 2,627 locations will be set up in Delhi for the upcoming elections.

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