Preparations for the counting for the Lok Sabha polls, to be held on Friday, are in full swing in the Kangra district, where four counting centres have been set up.
District returning officer C Palrasu said during a rehearsal for counting of votes here on Wednesday that as per the directions of the Election Commission, each counting centre would be under the vigil of a micro-observer on the day of counting.
As many as 3,500 officials and employees have been deployed in Kangra district, where the counting of for two assembly segments of Hamirpur will also be held.
Of these, 1,100 are assistant observers, 1,100 counting supervisors and 1,100 counting assistants. As many as 200 others have also been engaged in the process.
Palrasu said the counting of votes for Nagrota Bagwan, Kangra, Shahpur and Dharamsala will be held at the Dharamsala centre, besides that of Dehra and Jaswan-Pragpur assembly segments of Hamirpur.
At Palampur, counting will be held for Palampur, Jaisinghpur, Baijnath, Jawalamukhi and Sulah assembly segments of Kangra seat, while counting for Fatehpur, Jawali, Indora and Nurpur will be held at the Nurpur centre.
Counting of votes for Churrah, Dalhousie, Chamba and Bhatiyat of Chamba district will be held at Chamba. “All preparations for the counting have been completed at all three centres in the district,” Palrasu said.