Delhi polls: Voters working in NCR get paid leaves at EC's directive

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New Delhi, Dec 4: Delhi voters working in the National Capital Region received paid leaves on Wednesday for the Delhi elections after the Election Commission directed the employers of public and private companies to allow them to exercise their franchise. December 4 was declared as a public holiday in the national capital in view of the polls.

"We have asked district administrations of neighbouring states to give Delhi employees leave on the election day. If any employer deducts salaries of such employees or force them to come to office, action will be taken against them," Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev Dev said on Tuesday.

To ensure that officials on poll duty along with general public do not face any hurdle in reaching polling stations, special services of Metro and DTC buses were made available. Metro service began at 4.30 am on December 4 while buses started plying from 3 am from specific terminals.

PTI

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