SILCHAR, March 24 - In addition to the introduction of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) facility for error-free voting across 1,461 polling stations in Silchar constituency, the Cachar district administration has decided to set up 10 all-women polling stations within the constituency for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, voting for which will be held on April 18.
These designated all-women polling stations include No. 113 Polling Station at GC College (Room No. 1), No. 121 Polling Station at Adharchand HS School, (Room No. 2) No. 123 Polling Station at Durga Sankar Pathshala ( Room No. 1), 127 Polling Station at Chhotelal Seth Hindi School (Room No. 1), No. 135 Polling Station at Tarapur Girls� High School, 149 No. Polling Station at KV Silchar (Room No.1), 153 No. Polling Station at Swami Vivekananda Bahumukhi Vidyamandir High School (Room No. 2), 169 No. Polling Station at Cachar High School (Room No. 1), 215 No. Polling Station at Holy CrossHS School (Room No. 1) and 217 No. Polling Station at Radha Madhav College (Room No. 1) respectively.
Talking to The Assam Tribune on Saturday, Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri said, �We have identified at least 10 polling stations within the constituency wherein the poll proceedings would be administered by all-women polling officials.�
It may be mentioned here that during the 2016 Assembly election, there were seven such all-women polling stations across the seven constituencies initiated for the first time by the Cachar district administration.