Monday, May 27, 2024

EVMs arrive in Odisha capital ahead of twin polls; tight security put in place – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda district administration has set up strong rooms at BJB Autonomous College in the Odisha capital here for safe storage of EVMs for five Assembly constituencies ahead of the 2024 polls in the state.

The administration has set up five strong rooms at BJB College for the storage of EVMs for as many as 1,907 booths under Jatni, Jayadev, Bhubaneswar Ekamra, Bhubaneswar Central and Bhubaneswar North Assembly constituencies under Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, said Khurda Collector Chanchal Rana today.

“The five strong rooms have been set up in a five-storey building of the BJB College. The EVMs were brought to the strong rooms from a godown today. Apart from EVMs, the VVPATs will also be kept at the strong rooms under tight security. The EVMs will be sent to the booths a day before the polling,” said the Collector.

According to the Collector, a section of the armed police personnel has been deployed outside the strong rooms. Besides, the entire area has been kept under round-the-clock CCTV surveillance.

“There is double locking system for each strong room. Representatives of the political parties are allowed to monitor the strong rooms from outside for 24 hours,” he said.

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