NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 9 - The Lakhimpur district election authority has selected four all-women polling stations and six model polling stations for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the 14-Lakhimpur HPC and 9-Tezpur HPC.
The all-women polling stations are Lakhimpur Academy HS School (West), NL Government HS School (North), NL Government HS School (South) and NL Girls HS School (R/S) in 111-Lakhimpur LAC area.
Similarly, the six model polling stations selected in the district are Panbari Majgaon MV School (Right), Panbari Majgaon MV School (Left) under 109-Bihpuria LAC area for 9-Tezpur HPC, Nowboicha High School (Right), Nowboicha High School (Left) under 110-Nowboicha LAC area, and NL College (Right) and NL College (Left) under 111-Lakhimpur LAC area. The district also has 16 polling stations with wheelchair facilities.
Meanwhile, the district election authority has made elaborate arrangements for the transportation of polling personnel from their respective home areas to the polling materials' centre in North Lakhimpur Government HS School on April 10. The transport cell of the district election authority has selected 36 routes for buses to transport polling personnel from their home areas to North Lakhimpur. The district election authority has also made arrangements for the deployment of armed security personnel in 53 sensitive polling stations across the district.
This time, Lakhimpur district has 11,005 new voters (above the age of 18 years) among the total 5,30,186 electorates along with 1,444 service voters. Polling is scheduled to take place in 655 polling stations in three LACs of the district�Bihpuria (182 polling stations), Nowboicha (256 polling stations) and Lakhimpur (217 polling stations) on April 11.
Meanwhile, the Lakhimpur district magistrate has imposed prohibitory restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC, banning assembly of more than five persons, holding rallies and meetings without prior permission from the authorities concerned and disallowing pillion riding. The prohibitory measures have been imposed for 48 hours from 5 pm today till 5 pm on April 11 to ensure fair and peaceful polling in the district.