26 Ponda school buildings to reopen after 7 years for polls

Ponda: Around 26 government primary schools in Ponda taluka, which were shut down due to low enrolment for past 7 years, are all set to reopen on April 23 as polling booths.
As per information obtained from deputy collector of Ponda, the entire taluka will have 172 polling booths spread across four assembly constituencies namely Ponda (43 booths) Shiroda (45 booths), Marcaim (40 booths) and Priol (44 booths). Out of the total 172 booths in Ponda taluka, 146 booths are located in government primary schools (GPS) while 26 other polling booths are in various high schools and other government buildings.
Interestingly out of 146 booths in GPS, 33 booths are located in the 26 GPS which were shut down due to low enrolment of the students for the last 7 years and these 26 GPS are all set to reopen only as pooling booth on the polling day.
As per information obtained from the assistant district education inspector Ponda, a total of 33 government primary schools in Ponda taluka have been shut down due to low enrolment. Out of these 33 GPS buildings, 26 are being used for election purpose as polling booths.
Out of these 26 closed GPS, which will be used as polling booths; 17 are located in Shiroda constituency, 7 in Marcaim constituency and 1 each in Priol and Ponda constituencies.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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