Ahead of the first day of phase I poll scheduled to take place in altogether 18 assembly constituencies in Puruli, Bankura and West Midnpaore, the Election Commission (EC) has given a detailed account of the arrangements that were made to smoothly conduct the electoral process.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dibyendu Sarkar said there were around 4,945 polling stations in all the three districts.
Around 675 micro observers will be deployed to monitor the election process during the polls. The central forces deployed at the various polling stations will also be monitored by the commission.
Webcasting arrangements will be available at 157 polling booths and around 198 CCTVs will be set up at the polling stations through which the commission can monitor the situation. The commission for the first time is going to use 11 vehicles in the three districts which will be fitted with live camera monitoring system.
In West Midnapore there are 1,681 booths and 251 micro observers will be deployed in the district. Web casting facilities will be there in 48 polling stations.
Around 168 cameras and 198 CCTV cameras will be set up at different various polling booths. While in Bankura there are 806 polling booths. Around 105 micro observers will put in place to monitor the situations.
In Purulia there are 2,458 polling booths. Around 319 micro observers will be deployed in the district. 194 cameras, 19 booths with web casting facilities and 9 vehicles with line monitoring system will be used during the elections.