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All set for polling in Cyberabad tomorrow

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Election Commission today announced the Election scheduled for Urban Local Bodies to be held on January 22 in the State.

In Cyberabad Commissionerate limits, Elections are being held for 12 Municipalities and two Corporations i.e., Tellapur, Narsingi, Manikonda, Amangal, Shadnagar, Shamshabad, Shankarpally, Bandlaguda Jagir, Nizampet, Thumkunta, Kompally,  Gundlapochampally, Medchal, Dundigal. There are 726 polling stations and 197 polling locations in Cyberabad limits. Of the 726 polling stations, there are Normal-597 and critical 129.

Elaborate security, L&O, and traffic arrangements have been planned to ensure the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections. To meet the bandobust requirement, it was planned to deploy some 4,500 civil police and Armed Reserve Force. The State was identified by the Election Commission of India as one of the “Expenditure Sensitive States” and therefore as per the guidelines of Election Commission of India, 20 Model Code of Conduct Teams, 26 Static Surveillance Teams (SST) and 26 Flying Squads (FS) have been formed under the charge of Executive Magistrate along with Police personnel to curb and prevent the flow of illegal money, liquor and other materials intended to influence the voters.

Check-posts have been established to prevent illegal transportation of liquor, money, Arms and Ammunition, Explosives and objectionable materials. To have effective and visible policing, vehicle checking and frisking is organized in Cyberabad limits. All the above teams will ensure implementations of Model code of conduct as per the guidelines of the ECI. As on Monday, three NBWs have been executed, out of 542 private arms, 380 weapons were deposited, 162 arms were exempted for the security personnel working at banks and other sport institutions and 208 persons were bound over in 36 cases for good behavior.