Proposal for EVMs strongroom in Eluru

District Revenue Officer M. Mohan Raju on Wednesday informed that the district administration has proposed to build a strongroom for preservation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the city with an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore. Participating in videoconferencing with the State Chief Electoral Officer Banwar Lal, Mr. Raju said a proposal to this effect was forwarded to the State government for administrative sanctioning. The EVMs are being preserved in college buildings after the polling at present for want of permanent buildings. Mr. Banwarlal said it was proposed to build a strong room for every district for the purpose of preserving the EVMs.