Himachal govt machinery gets ready for polling : EC


Shimla : The Election Commission is giving final touches to the assembly election arrangements in Himachal Pradesh on Nov 4 .

“Sixty companies of central para military forces will be deployed across the state . Also 1365 hrtc buses will be pressed into service ,” said Narender Chauhan , chief electoral officer .

“7253 polling stations have been set up in the state .Of these 763 have been declared hypersensitive . In all 46,08359 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in 68 assembly seats ,” said Chauhan.

The chief secretary S Roy presided over a meeting to review poll arrangements by the home, PWD , GAD , personnel , education , police , civil defence , home guards , excise & taxation , HRTC and power departments were reviewed in the meeting .

Roy said helicopter services would be provided in far-flung and snow bound areas of the state for air-lifting electronic voting machines , polling officials and polling material before and after the poll .