Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the office of the Election Commission of India has despatched over 30,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) to Odisha in the first phase.
The EVMs which were despatched from Uttar Pradesh in 17 containers arrived at the Jharsuguda railway station Monday night. Later, they were kept at the Container Corporation Yard.
The first phase consignment of the EVMs would be used in the Lok Sabha elections in the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sonepur, Balangir, Nuapada, Ganjam, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur while for the remaining eight constituencies, the EVMs would be despatched in the second phase.
Sources in the Chief Electoral Office said that these EVMs from the Container Corporation Yard in Jharsuguda would be sent to the aforesaid districts by August 17.