Polling officials being airlifted to remote locations of Arunachal Pradesh Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: Polling officials tasked to conduct elections at remote polling stations were once again airlifted to several remote parts of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday and Saturday.

Polling officials being airlifted to remote locations of Arunachal Pradesh

This comes a day after the Indian Air Force had on Thursday successfully airlifted 32 polling personnel to remote Vijayanagar in Changlang district.

The second batch airlifted on Friday and Saturday consisted of 85 polling personnel, a press release from the chief electoral officer’s (CEO) office said.

The team which was airlifted on Friday would cover the Niobia, Zara, Keba, Tedung, Pipsorang, Korsang and Koapu polling stations under Tali assembly constituency in Kurung Kumey district while a team of 35 polling personnel who flew on Saturday from Daporijo would cover the Taksing, Gumsing-Tayeng, Kacha, Redding and Ngoring polling stations in Taksing circle under Upper Subansiri district.

With this, the movement of polling personnel to remote polling stations by choppers has been completed, the release added.

The CEO’s office also informed that a polling party for Cheppe polling station under Anini Assembly constituency in Dibang Valley district also left on foot for their polling station on Saturday, making them the first team to move on foot for the 2019 polls.

Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state would be held simultaneously on April 11.

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