Danguntha, Uttarakhand’s remotest polling booth

Polling party

Dehradun, As the country readies itself to celebrate Democracy with it first round of polling around the corner i.e. 11th April, the polling team for the furthest polling booth at Danguntha in Dehradun District left for their station today early morning.

The first to leave the Election Office gates and the last to return, the Danguntha polling team has an uphill task set out for them. Danguntha polling station falls under the Tehri Lok Sabha seat in Chakrata region of the State.

Nodal officer for transport Vipin Kumar updated the media stating, “Danguntha is some 240 kms from the Maharana Pratap Sports College in Raipur, Dehradun which also happens to the Election Office for the Lok Sabha elections. Once the polling team leaves from here today morning it will take them good ten hours to reach their destination.”

Adding more Mr. Kumar stated, “568 vehicles have been made available for polling teams to reach their respective booths. Other than that 767 vehicles have been kept in reserve. Some 250 vehicles have been made available to the Police Force along with 450 vehicles which have been designated to Sector Zonal Officers.”

83 vehicles, all tanked up with fuel are ready to ferry polling teams to and fro from polling stations in far off places like Chakrata and Tyuni region alone.

Giving a run-down of the furthest polling booths from road-heads, most hill districts topped the list.

Furthest Polling Booths from Road-heads:  

Dumka Chamoli 20 kms
Dansal Tehri 19 kms
Pilang Uttarkashi 18 kms
Nauliya Pithorgarh 18 kms
Kotkendri Champwat 18 kms
Bor Balda Bageshwar 15 Kms