Cab aggregator Ola has introduced that it’ll present free rides to the individual with disabilities (PWD) in Karnataka throughout Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Mangaluru on the Election Day at this time and Ballari, Hubali-Dharwad, Gulbarga, and Belgaum on April 23, 2019. Karnataka is having a two-phase Lok Sabha polls with 14 of the 28 seats going for polling at this time i.e. April 18. The second part will likely be on April 23.
The only real objective of providing free rides is to let extra individuals develop into a part of the electoral course of and enhance the participation of PWD’s within the elections who, in any other case’ would not have voted. Ola has assigned 270 cabs to the Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer together with the civic our bodies in numerous cities to ferry PWD voters to the sales space.
In an announcement, Ola mentioned, “In a bid to extend voter participation, Ola has partnered with the workplace of the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka and Mangalore Zilla Panchayat, the Bengaluru District Electoral Officer, and the Commissioner of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), and the District Electoral Officer and Commissioner of Mysore Company to supply free rides to PWD voters.”
Ola has arrange separate assist strains to assist PWD voters and deal with their queries and points. The numbers are 9071464553 / 7624915133, Ola mentioned in its launch. To be able to confirm the standing of the scheduled pickups of the PWD voters, IVRs associated to the ECs guidelines will likely be performed on the driving force companions’ cell phones.
“The upcoming Lok Sabha elections are the most important democratic elections held on the earth and ease of mobility is integral to the efficient functioning of the system. Within the current previous, now we have seen that availability of handy transport choices has resulted in constructive voter turnout and we’ll proceed to again initiatives that assist the constitutional equipment of the nation,” mentioned Vishnu Bommareddy, Regional Head – South at Ola.
“We’re grateful to Ola and recognize their efforts in enabling seamless transportation so that each citizen can exit and vote,” Surya Sen AV, Joint Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka, mentioned.
Edited By: Udit Verma
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