Sewri - The Baradevi Municipal school that has been turned into a polling booth, comes under the jurisdiction of ward no 202 and is situated on the steep hill. While most of the electorate trudged up to cast their votes, senior citizens and those indisposed were not able to exercise their right to vote as easily.
Civic officials stepped in chivalrously and rounded up forces to carry the senior citizens and patients till the polling booth. However, it was not sufficient. Many of the senior citizens expressed that it would have been better if the polling booth would have been on the ground floor.
“Every BMC election I cast my vote. But as this school is on a steep hill, it becomes difficult to climb the hill. This year, I had a paralysis attack and so I was it was difficult to climb the stairs. But I still cast my vote,” said Rajaram Utekar, a senior citizen.