Delhi MCD Election: Polling under way amid tight security

Sunday, 4 December 2022 (11:32 IST)
New Delhi: Polling is under way for the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Voting has started at 8 am on Sunday and will continue till 5.30 pm.

A total of 13,665 booth centers have been set up for 250 wards, where polling is underway today.

Residents of the capital have started appearing outside the polling booths early in the morning to exercise their franchise. People were seen queuing up in many polling stations.

A total of 1349 candidates are trying their luck in the municipal elections.

Delhi has been put on high alert and security has been beefed up at all its borders. Around 84,000 Delhi Police, Para Military and Home Guard personnel have been deployed in the security system.

Senior officers will keep an eye on all the booths. A total of 55,000 personnel of Delhi Police, 108 companies of CRPF, SSB, ITBP and BSF i.e. around 8,000 personnel and 21,000 Home Guard personnel have been deployed.

Over 1.46 crore residents across all wards of the capital are eligible to vote in the civic elections.

Delhi Police is constantly keeping an eye on sensitive areas. CCTVs have been installed at all the polling booths. Tricycles are being sent to the homes of the elderly and differently-abled so that they can participate in voting.

Delhi Metro train services on all Lines started from 4 am from all terminal stations with a frequency of 30 minutes till 6 am.

After 6 am, trains will run as per normal Sunday timetable. (UNI) 

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