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The Capital on Election Day

Delhi goes to the polls on May 7 and the Chief Electoral Office has set up 11,348 booths across the Capital...

Written by Mandakini Gahlot | New Delhi |
May 4, 2009 3:46:00 am

As Delhi gets ready for the Lok Sabha elections,Newsline looks at the bandobast in figures

* Delhi goes to the polls on May 7 and the Chief Electoral Office has set up 11,348 booths across the Capital

* Voting will begin at 7 am and end at 5 pm

* Of these,the Delhi Police has identified 253 booths as ‘sensitive’ and 40 booths as ‘hypersensitive’

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* Most of the hypersensitive booths fall in Chandni Chowk,East Delhi and Northeast Delhi. These three constituencies account for almost 25 hypersensitive polling booths

* In the Assembly elections held in November last year,the police had identified 226 booths as sensitive; the number of hypersensitive booths at 40 was,however,the same as this time

* Arrangements have been made for additional booths in areas where the number of registered voters for one booth exceeds 1,200 or more. There will be 300 such “auxiliary booths” in Delhi

* The Delhi Police will also seal off the 42 entry and exit points into the Capital on the evening of May 5

* Of these 42 border points,14 have been identified as “very sensitive” and the police will keep a close watch here

* Over 1.10 crore people are registered voters in Delhi. The Chief Electoral Office has made arrangement for 19,500 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)

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