Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will be providing 171 standard busses, 101 mid-size and 26 mini Aapli buses for the transportation of polling staff on October 20 and October 21.
According to the information provided by the NMC’s senior officials of the transport department, around 298 buses will be required to carry the staff and security personnel to polling stations in each constituency on both days.
It has been requested by the district election office, and a proposal has been submitted on the requirement of the fleet for election duties, and this has been approved by the NMC for which they will be arranging the number of buses, informed the official.
It should be noted that District Election Office has still not cleared the fund of Rs 70 lakh for the services of 250 buses during Lok Sabha elections which were earlier held in the month of April this year.
Collector Ravindra Thakre said that he was not aware of the outstanding dues, but assured to release the payment at the earliest.
The buses will be provided for all the directions in the city, where 52 buses will be deployed for south West constituency, 48 for the south zone, 49 for the central zone, 45 west zone and 56 buses for North assembly constituencies.
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