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‘Nilgiris adequately equipped to face poll’

Udhagamandalam: The Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency is satisfactorily equipped with infrastructures to satisfy the polls on April 18, election officer cum collector J Innocent Divya mentioned.
At a press meet on Tuesday, Divya mentioned there were 1,610 polling stations, together with 121 vulnerable ones, in the constituency, which incorporates six assembly segments. “With adequate keep an eye on units, any contingencies might be treated effectively in actual time basis,” she mentioned.

Out of 6 assembly segments, three are in the Nigiris district. “Out of 121 delicate polling cubicles, 77 are in the Nilgiris. Chokkanalli in the district is identified as a important polling sales space,” she mentioned.

“With web-streaming, videos and nonetheless cameras in position, 7,786 officials have been deputed for the election work. Also, 564 wheel chairs are in position at more than a few polling cubicles to facilitate physically challenged electorate,” she mentioned.

On safety entrance, about 1,500 police workforce were deployed in the Nilgiris district on election responsibility, Nilgiris superintendent of police D Shanmuga Priya mentioned. “Polling cubicles in the state border areas and inside wooded area are given adequate safety and safety is beefed up at 16 checkposts in the district,” she mentioned.

A total of Rs 3.74 crore were confiscated through the flying squads in the district by myself, she added.

The constituency has 13,65,608 electorate of which 5,69,892 are from the district.

The different three assembly segements are Mettupalayam, Avinashi and Bhavanisagar.

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