Howrah polls: No ferry providers at this time


Kolkata: The Howrah district administration has tightened up security association, together with suspension of ferry providers throughout river Hooghly “to test entry of outsiders” within the district the place 9 Meeting constituencies are going to ballot on Saturday.

An order has been issued limiting the ferry service states that “the operation of cross ferry providers shall stay suspended from eight pm on April 9 to six.30 pm on April 10”.

Sources mentioned the transfer to limit the ferry service had been taken after intelligence enter was acquired that makes an attempt can be made to herald “outsiders” from sure areas, particularly in North 24-Parganas, to create hassle on the day of the ballot.

Restriction on ferry service can be relevant for Hooghly district. Trinamool Congress raised apprehension that goons can be dropped at Howrah and Hooghly utilizing the ferry service throughout the river from areas like Bhatpara and Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas.

On the identical time 117 corporations of Central forces together with 799 state law enforcement officials and 5,735 constables have been deployed to make sure that no untoward incident takes place on the day of ballot.

There are a complete of 9 basic observers and three law enforcement officials together with a particular police observer. There are a complete of three,124 polling stations within the 9 Meeting constituencies — Bally, Howrah Uttar, Howrah Madhya, Shibpur, Howrah Dakshin, Sankrail, Panchla, Uluberia Purba and Domjur — the place 22.65 lakh individuals, together with 10.98 lakh girls voters, will train their proper. Webcasting can be achieved in 1,594 polling stations.

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