The voter turnout has been on a rise in Tripura over the recent years. From 67.4 per cent in 2004 it rose to 80.45 per cent in 2009 Lok Sabha poll, but the State created a national record with 92 per cent polling in the February 2013 Assembly elections.

State's chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal has made an appeal to the electorate to maintain this tradition in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Interacting with media at on Sunday, he elaborated on poll preparations in the State.

"Roughly 375 (total 3095) polling stations have been identified as sensitive. Elaborate security measures, including deployment of central security forces, have been made", Mr. Jindal said.

Election to West Tripura constituency would be held on April 7 and East Tripura on April 12.

He informed the State's 856 k.m. border with Bangladesh would be completely sealed 24 hours before the poll exercise and would continue till the results were declared.

Twenty-five candidates of registered parties and independents - 13 in west and 12 in east constituencies - are in the fray. Three female candidates are contesting. No female contested in 2004 and only one in 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Seven central observers with separate responsibilities have arrived to oversee elections in which nearly 24 lakh voters are eligible to participate. 57 per cent of them are below 40 years of age.