MARGAO: District Magistrate South Goa has imposed Section 144 in the view of General Election to Ponda Municipal Council in South Goa District which is scheduled to be held on May 05, 2023 and counting of polled votes is fixed on May 07, 2023.
DM has ordered that all Restaurants, Bars, Tea shops, Pan shops, Eateries and other food shops/joints (Dhabas, Gaddas) etc., situated in Ponda Municipal Council in South Goa District jurisdiction within 100 meters of the polling station on day of poll i.e. on May 05, 2023 from 06.00 am to 06.00 pm and Counting centre on day of counting i.e. on May 07, 2023 from 06.00 am till end of counting of votes of Ponda Municipal Council in South Goa District will remain closed.
DM has further banned any gathering or crowd comprising of more than 5 persons within 100 meters of any polling stations within the area of Ponda Municipal Council in South Goa District.
The restrictions shall not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafide marriage or funeral processions or religious processions/functions. The above order shall not apply to the authorized officers on Election Duty by the State Government, including the polling officials, Magistrates, Police officials and Government staff.