to provide live video streaming of counting

A multi-tiered security comprising personnel from the Central paramilitary forces, Tamil Nadu Special Battalions and the city and rural police have been put in place at the two counting centres in the district ahead of the counting day on Friday.

The counting for Coimbatore Parliamentary Seat would take place at the Government College of Technology on Thadagam, and for Pollachi, at the Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology on Udumalai Road. Access to these centres would be tightly controlled.

The counting would begin at 8 a.m. General Observers Rajendra Mohan Srivastava and Raajiv Yadhuvanshi would supervise the counting for Coimbatore and Pollachi respectively. The results of each round would be displayed on monitors that would be installed around the counting centres.

According to sources, the counting centres would have a total of 14 tables for each Assembly segment in a Parliamentary constituency. Each table would have three persons – a micro observer, an assistant and a supervisor. Each Constituency would have a total of 252 personnel involved in the counting process.

Election Commission of India had also made arrangements for live streaming of the counting. In each Parliamentary Constituency, the Returning Officer’s room and the Constituency Assembly segments will be available for public viewing.

Camera installed at the Assembly segment would show counting process and those at the Returning Officer’s room would focus on the round-wise results, which would be displayed on a digital board. The award of elections certificate to the winning candidate can also be seen through this camera.

A website has been created, which can be accessed by public to view this live video streaming.

Staff Reporter from Tirupur adds: The election officials have geared up for the counting of votes by providing a four-stage security at L.R.G. Government Women's College, which is the counting centre, and traffic diversion along the Tirupur-Palladam highway stretch .

The bus services as well as the other heavy vehicles from Tirupur Old Bus Stand area towards Palladam direction would be diverted from near Collectorate through Dharapuram road and Palavanchipalayam to rejoin the Tirupur-Palladam highway at Veerapandi avoiding the L.R.G. College area.

Light motor vehicles and motorcycles going from Tirupur Old Bus Stand and Collectorate in the direction of Palladam should take the deviation at Santhaipettai checkpost and go through Palavanchipalayam to rejoin the Tirupur-Palladam highway at Veerapandi.

The vehicles coming from Palladam to Tirupur city would be diverted through Iduvampalayam ring road to join the Mangalam road at Aandipalayam pirivu.

Around 700 police have been posted for duty in and around the counting centre. The city police has set up 13 pickets in the city and deployed seven four-wheelers and 15 two-wheelers to patrol in areas that surround the counting centre.

The agents of the candidates were asked to wear the identity cards to gain entry into the counting centre. They were also advised not to carry mobile phones and laptop computers.

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