North Zone IG reviews security measures ahead of polls
In view of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in the State on April 18, Inspector of Police (North Zone) P. Nagarajan along with District Collector K.S. Kandasamy reviewed the security arrangements in various polling stations and counting centres.
After their visit to one of the polling centre on the Tiruvannamalai-Chengam Road, Mr. Nagarajan said that all precautionary measures have been put in place to conduct a peaceful poll.
He said that the polling day happens to a Chitra Pournami day, when devotees from across the State pay a visit to this temple city. While polling is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., the Girivalam starts at 7 p.m.
There would not be any disturbance for devotees and voters too would not have any problem in casting their votes in their respective booths, he added. The police had held long discussions with the District Election Officer and other staff on the election arrangements. Police would provide security for the electronic voting machines and VVPAT machines during transportation to the counting centres located near the Girivalam path, he said.
Controls rooms will maintain constant vigil on the counting centres, route for transporting the machines and the Girivalam path, Mr. Nagarajan said.
Devotees from outside the district can plan their journey accordingly as the Girivalam starts on April 18 at 7 p.m. and ends on the next day, he added. Vellore Deputy Inspector General of Police V. Vanitha, Superintendent of Police M.R. Sibi Chakkravarthi, District Revenue Officer, P. Rathinasamy and Assistant Collector (Training) M. Pratap were present during the review rounds.