Udupi: In recently concluded Udupi-Chickmagalur parliamentary elections, Udupi district topped the state in disposing of complaints made on the C-Vigil app, said Deputy Commissioner of Udupi district, Hephsiba Rani Korlapati.
Addressing a press conference in her office on Saturday, May 25, Korlapati said that there were 273 complaints received on the C-Vigil app in the district and 225 were genuine. As many as 211 complaints were disposed off in just 100 minutes, she said.
She extended sincere gratitude to all officials, the public, all political parties and the media for ensuring safe, fair and peaceful parliamentary elections. She also extended sincere gratitude to the police department, all district level officials, government officials who indulged in the election, bank officials, vehicles drivers, D class workers, CRPF personnel and various team heads and members for the smooth and peaceful election. The district administration had successfully implemented various measures to make the parliamentary election in Udupi district eco-friendly, she said.
The Electronic Voting Machines of all five assembly segments of Udupi district along with the statutory documents have been kept in the strong room of the District election officer at Manipal. A report in this regard has been sent to the Election Commission. The EVMs of four assembly segments of the Udupi-Chickmagalur parliamentary seat – Chickmagaluru, Sringeri, Tarikere and Mudigere-coming under Chikkamagaluru district, have already been transported to the District Election Officers of that district, she said.
To a query, DC said that there was a ban on sand extraction from June 1 to July 31 as per a Union Government notification due to the fish breeding season. The district administration is following rules and guidelines with regard to sand removal in the district. Instructions have already been given to the tahsildars, revenue inspectors, PDOs and Executive officers to take precautionary measures to prevent flooding, she said.
To another query on the drinking water crisis in the city, Korlapati said that the arrangements have been made to provide drinking water to the city. The pumping work near Baje dam was going on as usual and water rationing was on in the city. She also said that the schools will remain open on May 29 and provisions will be made for supplying water for midday meals, she said.
Nisha James Superintendent of Police, Vidyakumari Additional Deputy Commissioner of Udupi district were present during the press conference.
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