150 vehicles arranged for taking disabled to polling booths: DEO

Hyderabad: M. Dana Kishore, DEO & Commissioner, GHMC, appealed all the physically challenged and disabled persons to come forward to cast their vote on Friday for which they have arranged some 150 vehicles for their convenience to carry them right from their residences to the polling booths to cast their votes. This has been planned in a systematic manner with timings covering all the persons in that particular route.

The DEO said the vehicles will start from 8 am to 10 am likewise every two hours difference slots have been arranged where they will be covered all the assigned routes. This will last till the poll ends. The DEO appealed to the drivers deployed to cast their votes and perform their duties by 8 am. He also appreciated the services rendered by the students, who are coordinating the transportation arrangements for the convenience of physically challenged persons to reach their concerned polling station. The students NSS volunteers are being paid Rs 600 towards the remuneration for their services on the polling day, said the DEO.

There are over 18,000 PWD voters in all the 15 Assembly Constituencies for which 10 vehicles for each Assembly Constituency was being provided with 150 vehicles for all the 15 ACs have been deployed. With the help of VAADA app mapping has been done to pick up the voters from their residences, vehicles like Autos, Indica cars which can move easily in lanes and by lanes and big vehicles will go round on the main roads.. This VAADA app has been appreciated by the ECI for effective working for the convenience of the PWD Voters.

Earlier, the DEO flagged off the vehicles at People Plaza. Hari Chandana, Addl. Commissioner explained about the activities taken under SVEEP and other various initiatives taken by the GHMC for the elections. The DEO thanked the media for creating awareness among the voters and appealed to the voters to cast their votes on Friday to elect their right representative to have a good government.