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Posted at: Feb 2, 2015, 12:40 AM; last updated: Feb 2, 2015, 12:37 AM (IST)

EC to take measures for the disabled

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 1

The Election Commission has been submitted a list of 'troubled polling booths' in Delhi where differently abled persons could face difficulties.

Satendra Singh, an RTI activist and professor of physiology at the University College of Medical Sciences, who was present at the meeting, submitted a list of 11 polling booths which had proved troublesome for voters with disability in the past.

"I have given a list of troubled polling booths which include 11 names from different parts of the Capital so that steps can be taken to make them accessible to such voters who often prefer not to step out if such problems persist," said Singh. "This exercise to facilitate voters with disability will certainly raise the participation," Singh added.

In the presence of all three commissioners of civic bodies, measures taken during the last year's Lok Sabha election to facilitate such voters were reviewed and it was decided to repeat the same as they had proved successful.

Singh said he asked the government agencies such as Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Institute of Physically Handicapped (IPH) and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi to provide wheelchairs at the polling booths.

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