Himachal Pradesh: In Tashigang, temperature at -10°C, turnout at 100% | Shimla Information

MANALI: Voters turned out one hundred pc on the world’s highest polling station Tashigang at an altitude of 15,256ft in Spiti valley, the place the mercury was beneath minus 10 levels.
The minimal temperature has been beneath freezing level in all of the polling stations of Spiti valley and lots of polling stations of Lahaul and Pangi valley. Many villages are nonetheless coated with snow. Voters within the higher elements of Kullu, Mandi, Kinnaur, and Bharmour additionally braved chilling temperatures.

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Nonetheless, the sunny day introduced some reduction to the individuals, who had been seen basking within the solar exterior the polling cubicles. Coated with snow, Tashigang has 47 voters, together with 29 male and 18 feminine voters, and all of them used their franchise. “I used to be so excited to make use of my vote for the primary time. I’m comfortable that our polling station was made a mannequin polling station and all of the voters used their franchise,” the first-time voter from the village Tashi Chhojong mentioned. Lahaul-Spiti is the coldest district of Himachal, the place many villages are coated with a skinny blanket of snow. Sporting heavy woollen and conventional attire, the residents had began thronging the polling cubicles from 8 am. Many of the voters turned as much as forged their vote earlier than mid-day.
Lahaul-Spiti deputy commissioner-cum-district officer Neeraj Kumar mentioned voter turnout within the district has been 55 p.c. “Elections accomplished peacefully. The temperature within the district could be very low after the latest snowfall. Regardless of this, the aged, ladies, and youths have proven nice enthusiasm. The roads to all of the polling stations had been away from snow,” he mentioned.

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