Tamil Nadu

Tight surveillance mounted

A control room was set up at the Vellore Collectorate

With the elections for Vellore being countermanded for election malpractice in April, the District Election Office made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of polls on Monday.

All the 1,553 polling booths were under the surveillance of CCTV cameras with a control room set up in the Collectorate Building from where the senior officials including District Revenue Officer, J. Partheeban, Sub-Collectors, K. Elambahavath and K. Meghraj, had a comprehensive view of all booths.

Poll officials were given instructions through microphones to stay alert.

Two big screens were set up for the purpose of supervision by trained officials. Reports were submitted to senior officials for appropriate action thereafter.

A poll monitoring system was set up to know the polling percentage from respective booths across the six Assembly segments.

The vehicles of flying squads and static surveillance teams were also monitored using GPS.

A police team monitored the activities of policemen and security personnel posted in various places of the district and instructions were exchanged to initiate action on the spot immediately.

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