GUWAHATI, April 22 - The Election Commission (EC) will keep direct vigil on 100 polling stations via live streaming in Kamrup Metro election district. The number also includes 59 sensitive polling stations of the district.
According to a source in the district administration, along with the sensitive polling stations, another 41 polling stations have been included in the list based on inputs from various stakeholders.
Again, in this district, a group of 17 engineers from the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) has been roped in by the administration to address any kind of EVM and VVPAT malfunctioning during polling.
Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu informed that the updated M3 version of EVM will be used this time.
�The 17 engineers, along with polling personnel, will be available in different zones across the election district. They will be in continuous contact with the Lat Mandals and other ground level officials. Moreover, we will also keep around 17 EVMs in reserve to replace malfunctioning machines, if need be,� Pegu said.
Moreover, for differently-abled voters, the District Social Welfare Department will provide transport facilities in the city.