Collector’s office decides to target domestic and Intl airports
The suburban collector’s office, which also is the election office for the Mumbai suburbs, for the first time has decided to target the domestic and international airport to urge voters to exercise their ballot. Besides the airports, the team also plans to cover railway stations, and bus depots in order to bring about awareness of elections and urge people to vote on April 29. Officials fear that people might take leave and go holidaying as the voting day falls in the middle of a long weekend.
The Mumbai suburban collectorate has four constituencies under it — Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai North and Mumbai North-East. Sonali Mule, deputy collector and nodal officer for Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) for Mumbai Suburban confirmed the details.
Mule said that they are targeting the airports as the idea is to increase voter turnout. “It’s vacation period. The voting day falls between the fourth Saturday, Sunday, and May 1 (Maharashtra Day). There is fear that many people may go out on a vacation,” said an official from the election office.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(Editor-In-Chief, Across State, Across Mumbai News)
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