Pune District Administration Secures 2,500 Vehicles for Lok Sabha Election

Pune District Collector office
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Pune, 11th April 2024: The Pune district administration is making arrangements for the Lok Sabha election by securing vehicles from various government departments and organizations. These include vehicles from the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML), Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pune Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Nagar Parishad, as well as departments such as Water Resources, Public Works, Social Welfare, Revenue, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), Agriculture, Cooperatives and other central and state government and semi-government bodies.

A notice has been issued requesting these departments to provide around 2,500 vehicles for use in the election process. The district administration has called for a total of 2,681 vehicles from various government departments in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and other rural areas. These vehicles will be used for the transportation of election officers, inspectors, personnel, and voting machines. Additionally, some vehicles have been secured on a contractual basis.

The Pune district, which consists of four Lok Sabha constituencies (Pune, Baramati, Shirur, and Maval), has a total of 8,382 polling stations. To facilitate the transportation of voting machines, manpower, election officials, and delivery teams to these polling stations, approximately 3,118 vehicles are required. These vehicles have been secured following the issuance of notices for the same.

A total of 40,293 voting machines will be needed for the Lok Sabha elections in Pune district. Containers will transport the voting machines from the strong room to each polling station operator and return all the machines to the strong room after the voting process is complete. These vehicles are also necessary for transporting polling booth officials, staff, and election inspectors, including flying squads and other personnel from outside the state, one day before the actual polling.

The types and quantities of vehicles required are as follows:

– MSRTC: 599 ST Buses
– PMPML: 931 Buses
– Containers: 72 units for transporting voting machines
– For Flying Squads: 224 four-wheel vehicles
– For Election Inspectors: 12 four-wheel vehicles
– For Constituency Centers: 855 four-wheel vehicles Jeeps for officers
– For Election Returning Officers and Assistant Officers: 60 four-wheel vehicles

These vehicles will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth transportation and logistical support needed for the electoral process across the district.