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District machinery gears up for Lok Sabha polls

MYSURU: Deputy commissioner Abhiram G Sankar on Monday stated that the district management has made all of the essential arrangements for the polls to be hung on Thursday.
"As per the election commission directions, Section 144 will be imposed from 6pm on April 16 in the district. Sale of liquor will be banned from 6pm on April 16 till midnight of April 18. Fairs and utsavs on April 18 have been postponed. As polling will be held on April 23 in Kerala, sale of liquor has been banned in 5km radius in the border areas of Mysuru district," Sankar stated.

The DC, who is also the district election officer, stated the election officials can even take a look at marriage halls, group halls and motels to collect knowledge in regards to the people who find themselves outsiders in the constituency. "We have already issued notices to hotel owners. This is to prevent double voting. Thorough checking of vehicles will also be conducted at border check-posts," he stated.

He stated EVMs will be saved in Maharani Commerce College development in Paduvarahalli. Three-tier safety has been organized. The development will be guarded by means of central armed police power (CAPF), town armed reserve (CAR) and city police. "Polling will be held from 7am to 6pm on April 18," he stated.

ZP CEO and SVEEP nodal officer Ok Jyothi stated 2,921 vehicles to ferry electorate, 614 wheelchairs were organized at polling stations. In Mysuru town, 170 vehicles were organized.

MCC commissioner Shilpa Nag, SP Amit Singh and city police commissioner Ok T Balakrishna were provide.

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