Around 2,400 government buses of Himachal would be occupied in polling service from 8 November to 12 November. General Assembly polling is on November 12, for which about 2,400 buses of Himachal Road Transport Corporation will take polling parties to the polling stations. This process will start from November 8 to November 12, hence Himachalis will get fewer buses on
all possible routes.
As per the order of the Election Commission, the likely number of buses to be deployed for election duty has been fixed. Buses are to be sent from the respective depots for all the assembly constituencies of the state. The nodal transport officer made for the assembly elections has prepared a plan after meeting with all the Route Masters. Buses will do the to and fro service for polling officers. Buses will be on duty to bring the employees and take the EVM machines to the strong room. For this, special guidelines have been issued by Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation to the drivers-conductors.
There are 232 buses will go on election duty in Shimla, 30 buses for Rampur Assembly Constituency, 35 for Theog, 27 for Jubbal Kotkhai, 30 for Choupal, 25 for Rohru, 30 for Shimla Rural, 11 for Shimla Urban and 22 for Kasumpti Assembly Constituency. On average, 3 buses are kept in reserve for all these assembly constituencies. For more details, one can contact on phone
GPS (Global Positioning System) has been installed in the buses of HRTC so that the buses can be tracked and found on which route they are going. The purpose of installing GPS is to maintain transparency in elections. Buses will have to go through the same routes
which have been
fixed by the Election