The Lucknow district administration and the police have made elaborate preparations to conduct free and truthful civic polls in the state capital on Thursday.
Security has been beefed up in any respect the 770 polling stations in the state capital the place the primary section of the urban local our bodies’ elections will probably be held on Thursday, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
“Police are deployed in sufficient numbers. Out of 770 polling stations, 114 are marked delicate, 145 very delicate and 75 as ultra-sensitive,” district Justice of the Peace Surya Pal Gangwar mentioned on Wednesday.
5 firms of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and an organization of the Border Security Drive (BSF) have been deployed for the delicate polling stations in town.
“The district administration is absolutely ready to sort out unruly components. That’s why CCTV cameras are put in at these centres,” the district Justice of the Peace mentioned.
“Nobody will probably be allowed to make use of cellphones contained in the polling stations or paste or distribute any election-related materials. If marketing campaign materials is pasted on the partitions of the polling place or distributed by any social gathering, candidate or employee, then authorized motion will probably be taken in opposition to them,” he added.
Entry of autos can be prohibited inside a 200-metre radius of polling stations on the voting day.
“If an individual repeatedly involves vote in his car, he will probably be thought of a campaigner of a celebration and authorized motion will probably be taken in opposition to him. Solely aged individuals may be dropped close to the polling stations in autos,” he mentioned.
He made it clear that the polling stations can be tobacco-free premises.
“No use of gutkha, tobacco merchandise, cigarettes can be allowed contained in the polling stations. Their consumption would invite authorized motion,” he mentioned.
“Eight pink cubicles have been made in every zone for ladies. Youngsters would have youngsters’ zone,” he mentioned.
The Lucknow Municipal Company has been directed to wash the realm round polling stations and the Jal Sansthan has been directed to make sure provide of ingesting water.
“Preparations for ingesting water and bogs can be made on the polling stations for employees and voters,” he mentioned.
To verify fraud, veiled ladies will probably be checked by ladies police personnel. Strict motion will probably be taken in opposition to anybody discovered spreading rumours, he mentioned.
Giving particulars of safety preparations, DCP, Central, Aparna Rajat Kaushik mentioned,
“As many as 10 DCPS, 11 ADCPs, 23 ACP will stay deployed.”
Kaushik additionally mentioned, “188 inspectors, 1371 sub inspectors, 330 trainee sub- inspectors, 9225 head constables and constables, together with 5400 house guards (will even be deployed).”
The 770 polling stations have been divided into 12 tremendous zones, 35 zones and 128 sectors the place police, sector and zonal magistrates have been deployed.
Every police station has been given Fast Response Workforce autos for patrolling. For efficient monitoring, police in civil uniform will guard strategic crossings and polling stations.
“Liquor outlets will stay closed on the polling day and sufficient visitors personnel have additionally been deployed for the sleek circulate of visitors in town,” DCP added.
Lucknow is among the many 37 districts the place the primary section of polling will probably be held on Thursday. The second section is scheduled in the remaining 38 districts on Could 11. Votes for each phases will probably be counted on Could 13.