It was an arduous trek of around seven kms through rocky hills and thorny bushes. With no proper roads for vehicles to go, the poll materials such as ballot boxes and other paraphernalia were carried by polling staff as head loads to Melur, Keelur and Kedamalai villages located at Bodhamalai hills. They were also accompanied by staff from the revenue department and police personnel for security purposes. The three villages have a total of around 1,222 voters and they would be exercising their franchise in the ensuing by-elections to choose ward members. Though it has been a long time demand of villagers for better road connectivity, their demand continues to be ignored by whosoever is in power.