All arrangements for the smooth conduct of polling for the assembly elections in Hyderabad have been put in place, said the District Election Officer and GHMC Commissioner, M Dana Kishore.

There are 40.57 lakh voters in Hyderabad and 98 per cent distribution of voter slips to the voters has been completed, he said. A total of 313 candidates are in fray for the 15 assembly constituencies.

The process of allocation of Electronic Voting Machines, deployment of police personnel, provision of basic amenities, including those for specially abled persons have been completed at all the 3873 polling centres in Hyderabad.

The DEO visited LB Stadium here on Thursday and inspected the DRC centres for Nampally and Musheerabad constituencies. As many as 4468 control units, 8574 ballot units, 4861 VVPATs have been distributed for conducting the polls.

Micro observers have been deployed at the 532 critical polling locations identified in the city besides installation of surveillance cameras on the premises of such locations, he said.

Live webcasting is provided at all polling stations and 1404 critical polling stations, 532 critical locations and 17 polling centres have been identified as problematic centres, Kishore said.

In each Assembly constituency, two model polling stations have been arranged. All polling stations are equipped with ramps for the convenience of the specially abled voters. Free transportation is also being arranged for such persons to cast their vote at their respective polling station.

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