Now that the voting weekend is over, the administration and district Election Commission officers are all busy with ensuring a smooth and eventful counting day of Udaipur’s keenly awaited election.
With the previous board having completed its arduous journey of rough sailing with the smart city projects and city upheaval, the new board is set to be formed once the results are declared on 19 November.
Sunday and Monday were busy days for the officers as they were rounding up the last minute details and readying their arrangements for counting day on Tuesday, 19 November.
Subsequent to ensuring strict compliance with entry credentials, none of the officers, personnel, candidate appointees or other personnel will be allowed to carry Mobiles inside the counting area. ONLY MEDIA personnel will be allowed to use their mobiles in the designated Media Center.
The strong rooms housing the EVM machines are at the Rajasthan College of Agriculture which is on the road from Surajpol to Thokar Chauraha. Traffic movement at the Surajpol Chauraha will come to stand still. District Election Commisioner and Collector Anandi, along with her team of officers and the Police department, have made comprehensive arrangements for Tuesday.
Ward Wise counting will ensure structured documentation and control over the counting and result declaration process. Accordingly the following zones have been allocated for ballot counting and reconciliation.
Ward 1-14: Room No 3 (Ground Floor); 6 Tables
Ward 15-28: Room No 2 (Ground Floor); 8 Tables
Ward 29-42: Room No 4 (Ground Floor) ; 6 Tables
Ward 43-56: Room No 5 (Ground Floor) ; 6 Tables
Ward 57-70: Room No 6 (Ground Floor) ; 6 Tables
SP Anant Kumar informed that since the counting is scheduled from 8am on 19 November, the area between Fisheries College and Fateh High School will be cordoned off. Traffic will be diverted along this route. Addl SP Gopal Swaroop Mewara informed that nearly 600 police personnel will be deployed in and around Rajasthan College of Agriculture.
District Collector Anandi along with her team consisting of ARO Sanjay Kumar; Addl Director of Dept of Mines and Geology Harsh Savan Sukha; District Revenue Officer Hemendra Nagar; Tribal Development Officer Gitesh Shri Malviya and other officers discussed various aspects of administrative control and monitoring.
Arrangements, attendance, general arrangements, store management, entry points, entry credential management, expenses management, ballot counting procedures, police and law and order arrangements were among the matter discussed in detail to ensure smooth transition of the counting day.