Shimla MC likely to have more wards before elections

Shimla, November 23

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (MC) is likely to have a few more wards before the poll next year. Sources said around four-five representations from areas falling in Dhalli and Mashobra have been received for merger with the Municipal Corporation. “The State Election Commission has given directions to expedite the process of merger ahead of the elections,” said a source. The applications for merger and demerger of areas will be sent to the government and the Cabinet will decide which area becomes part of the MC and which stays out, he said. Currently, the MC has 34 wards.

The MC will finish its term in June next year, and the date for polling could be announced anytime after April. The Election Commission held the first meeting with the District Administration, Urban Development Department and Municipal Corporation to kickstart the preparations for the elections, here today. — TNS

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