Heavy snowfall forces postponement of polling in 14 panchayats



Shimla (Dec 31): Kinnaur district administration has decided to postpone the panchayati raj bodies elections in 14 panchayats following heavy snowfall in the district.

SDM Kalpa Naresh Thakur said that polling has been cancelled in 14 panchayats of Pooh and Kalpa blocks scheduled for January 1, 2011. Now polling will be held on January 5, 2011. As many as 23 panchayats went to polling on December 28 in the first phase and 22 in the second phase on December 30 yesterday in the district. The district administration has decided to press into service snow cutters to remove ice from key roads to restore traffic in the district.

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