Vote count: Officials woo Karwar village

Election officials with their EVMs, have to cover about 130 kms to reach this booth.

Karwar: Villagers of Kammargaon, situated on the Goa-Karnataka border had unexpected 'guests,' on Sunday. While most officials prefer to take a break on the weekends, the team headed by Uttara Kannada poll observer Naveen S.L. and Deputy Commissioner Harish Kumar trekked 6 kms and visited the village to witness the preparedness for the polls and listen to the problems faced by the villagers.

Kammargaon village which comes under Karwar taluk, is situated on the Goa-Karnataka Border and has 127 voters. Road connectivity to this village is very poor as villagers have to travel to Goa and then to Karwar to reach their district headquarters. In terms of road connectivity, this is the most remote and most distant polling booth in the district.

Election officials with their EVMs, have to cover about 130 kms to reach this booth. As it is a remote booth, the EVMs get delayed while reaching the counting centre.

On Sunday the team of officials went to another village, Gotegali, in their vehicle, then boarded the forest department vehicle and reached Goyar village which has 220 voters. Goyar is also situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats. After listening to the people there and having a look at the polling booth, the officials wanted to go to Kammargaon. They decided to trek the 6 kms from Goyar.

The officials were welcomed by the villagers who did not expect the visitors. The observer who collected details about the booth and the arrangements, was satisfied to see the poll preparedness.

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