Post the polling day, all hearts are ticking for the D day. The counting which is to be held on October 22. To ensure that like the polling day, even counting day goes smoothly, election officers are working in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Election Commission. Leaving a few incidents, the polling day commenced smoothly in all the four constituencies – namely Belapur, Airoli, Uran and Panvel. The Navi Mumbai Police had successfully to maintained law and order at the various polling centers. Election Officers too carried out the duty under the guidelines issued by the Election Commission. And now after the polling day, it is the counting Day that they have to prepare for. To ensure smooth running of the counting day, additional police force along with advanced security squads have been stationed. Speaking to NMTV News, Election Officer from the Panvel constituency, Pandurang Magdum informed that under the guidelines issued by the Election Commission all measures have been taken for a smooth counting day. Electronic voting machines have been kept under strict security at Abdul Rasak Kalsekar Polytechnic College in Panvel with CCTV cameras. Speaking on the counting day to be held on October 22, he said that counting would begin 8 in the morning and would conclude in 20 rounds. We also caught up with the Assistant Election Officer of Belapur Anant Ambedkar who informed that 14 tables would be set for this constituency’s counting day. 14 election officers would be present and to assist them asst. election officers would also be present. Micro observers would also be placed. There are 317 voting centers of Belapur constituency, hence the counting would be concluded in 22 rounds. The main aim of the election commission would be the smooth running of the counting day. To ensure safety and security, all the EVMs have been placed at Sacred Heart School, Vashi undet strict vigilance and CCTV camera cover. With cameraperson Dyaneshwar Mali, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
December 4, 2009