Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Odisha on Monday night received over 30,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) to Odisha in the first phase.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) despatched the EVMs from Uttar Pradesh in 17 containers that arrived at the Jharsuguda railway station last night. Later, they were kept at the Container Corporation Yard.
The EVMs received would be used in the Lok Sabha elections in the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies – Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sonepur, Balangir, Nuapada, Ganjam, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur.
The ECI will despatch the EVMs for the remaining eight constituencies in the second phase, sources said.