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Motor boat arranged for residents of village on polling day

Greater Noida: Ignored by the system for years, residents of a village in Greater Noida have to face several hardships in their day today life as the village lacks road connectivity and the only way to reach the village is to cross a polluted river by boat and then walk kilometers on a dirt

track. The village also has no primary school, health centre or police post.

Dalelpur, a village that falls in Greater Noida but is located in the banks of Yamuna river towards Haryana side near Faridabad, is a part of Gautam Buddh Nagar lok sabha assembly. The voter's count per year has been decreasing due to lack of amenities as people are forced to migrate other areas.

Reports said that this year, the voters count has shrinked to 28 voters from 200 in 2014. The drastic fall in the population is a result of no road connectivity and lack of basic amenities including power supply, proper drainage and sewer system.

The residents of the village also claimed that they do not have proper address proofs while the absence of a bridge on Yamuna river has also created a havoc into their lives. People have to cross the river and walk on dirt track for around three kilometers to reach their homes else they have to travel around 70 kms through road covering Faridabad and Delhi.

Residents complain that no government official or political leader has visited their village is past decade while they had also thought of boycotting the elections.

However, keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, the Gautam Buddh Nagar District administration has hired a motor boat which will ferry voters to polling booths on April 11.

"We have acquired a motor boar to ferry the voters from Dalelpur village to polling booths on the day of polling.The motor boat would ply between 6 am to 6 pm and we will ensure that none of the voters faces any problem to reach the polling station," a senior officer of GB Nagar district administration said.

The officer further said informed that around 28 voters from Dalelpur will cast their votes in polling stations 480 and 481 which has been set up at a government primary school in the Gulawali village around 12 km away.

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