The Election Commission helped more than a thousand voters in Delhi's Kasturba Nagar to exercise their franchise by not going ahead with a proposal to close down a polling booth in the area.
According to Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh, the government accommodations in Kasturba Nagar, which comes under the New Delhi parliamentary constituency, were redeveloped and residents of the area were shifted to other areas. Singh said that this required the Delhi CEO to write to the Election Commission about the polling station in that area not being needed anymore.
He stated that they had sent a proposal to the EC saying polling station number 1 under which that area fell is not needed. The EC responded by directing them to issue a public notice saying if voters there were willing to vote, they will facilitate it.
The Delhi CEO got the polling done and of 1079 registered voters from the locality, 300 turned up till 1 pm.
Delhi recorded 60.21 percent voter turnout till 6 pm on Sunday according to News18.