To ensure tight security of the polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in all 14 assembly segments of Ludhiana district, thousands of security personnel from Central Para Military Force (CAPF), Punjab Armed Police and state Police have been deployed by the district administration for the security cover.Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP Khanna J Elanchezhian, SSP Ludhiana (Rural) Dr Ketan Baliram Patil, today visited strong rooms of all 14 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the district.He said that inner perimeter of the strong rooms is being guarded by the Central Para Military Force, second perimeter by the Punjab Armed Police and outer security cover to strong rooms in each assembly segment is being provided by Punjab Police.
Expressing satisfaction over the arrangements, he said that fool proof security arrangements have been made by the district administration at these centres to ensure the counting for the elections would be held in a smooth and hassle free manner.He added said that CCTV cameras have been installed for e-surveillance of these strong rooms round the clock. He told that all contesting candidates can depute their representatives to keep a close watch on the arrangements for the security of the strong rooms.Raju told that the each returning officer have been visiting strong rooms (upto the inner perimeter only) twice in day (morning and evening) and sending report after checking log book and videography.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that for Dakha constituency, the Strong room have been set up at Dr Sukhdev Singh Bhawan PAU, for Ludhiana North at Govt Senior Secondary Smart School PAU, for Ludhiana West at Gymnasium Hall, Punjab Agricultural University, for Jagraon at Examination Hall, Punjab Agricultural University, for Samrala at Satish Chander Dhawan Govt. College, for Ludhiana East at Satish Chander Dhawan Govt. College, for Sahnewal at Khalsa Girls Sen.Sec.School, College Road, Ludhiana, for Raikot at Malwa Central College Of Education For Women, for Ludhiana Central at Arya College, Auditorium Hall, for Ludhiana South at KVM Senior Secondary School, for Gill at S.R.S. Govt.Polytechnic College For Women, Rishi Nagar, for Payal at Govt. College for Women, Ludhiana, for Khanna at Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College, Ludhiana. (Applied Science Building) and for Atam Nagar constituency, the strong room has been set up at New Building of GNE Polytechnic College, Gill Road Ludhiana.On this occasion, he also interacted with representatives of various political parties outside the strong rooms.