Free ride to polling booths for disabled voters tomorrow
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India, Oct. 20 -- Auto-rickshaw drivers in Maharashtra's Akola district have decided to ferry disabled voters free of cost to their polling booths during voting for the state Assembly polls on Monday, officials said. This is a very good initiative by auto-rickshaw drivers of Akola district. They are also creating awareness about voting among people.
Under an initiative of the district auto-rickshaw union, over 100 drivers have put up posters on their vehicles displaying phone numbers on which the physically challenged voters can call them to get a free ride to their polling booth, they said.
The message on the posters reads: "Our one day for the disabled voters".
"It is our duty to vote. So, we will first ourselves go to vote and then ...
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