Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station

Published on March 30, 2019
Tashigang, a small Himachal Pradesh village has got the distinction of the highest polling station in the world.
Tashigang Village in HP Gets the Distinction of the Highest Polling Station
  • Tashigang is located at an altitude of 15,256 feet.

About Tashigang Polling Station:

  • Tashigang polling station falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti and forms part of the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
  • Tashigang is situated at about 29 km from the India-China border and the polling station covers two villages- Tashigang and Gete.
  • The polling station has 48 voters, of which 30 are men and 18 women.
  • Even though Tashigang has all necessary facilities like power and water supply but lacks mobile connectivity and election officials will use a satellite phone during polls on May 19.

Interesting to know:

  • Initially, election officials had intended to set up the polling booth at Gete village but shifted it to Tashigang as the government school building there was not found safe.
  • Earlier the tiny settlement of Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh positioned at an altitude of about 14,400 ft, was the highest polling station in the country.

Question:

Q. Which Himachal Pradesh village has got the distinction of the highest polling station in the world?
a. Tashigang

b. Kashigang
c. Rashigang
d. Hashigang

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