As Tamil Nadu braces for the first-of-its-kind election in a pandemic crucible, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are needed more in numbers to cater for every booth, with the new rule of 1000 voters per booth in place.
For Chennai and Madurai Rs 7.16 crores and 6.19 crores have been allotted for this purpose.
With the state heading for elections in April, godowns in Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Theni, Villupuram and Namakkal are in made ready. Other than this, 31 more godowns will be available from March, he added.
On the voters list front, the Election Commission is on the last leg of preparing the final list.