Lok Sabha elections 2019: 4 control rooms for smooth polls

“At least four control rooms have been set up in the CEO’s office at Kashmere Gate,” said a senior Delhi poll body official.
Four control rooms will be up and running at Delhi’s chief electoral officer’s office from 5am on Sunday, to ensure that the poll process is completed smoothly.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Four control rooms will be up and running at Delhi’s chief electoral officer’s office from 5am on Sunday, to ensure that the poll process is completed smoothly.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 12, 2019 03:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Four control rooms will be up and running at Delhi’s chief electoral officer’s office from 5am on Sunday, to ensure that the poll process is completed smoothly.

“At least four control rooms have been set up in the CEO’s office at Kashmere Gate. Apart from this, the returning officers of each parliamentary constituency have set up their own control rooms from where the entire election process will be monitored,” said a senior Delhi poll body official.

While the ‘mother control room’ has been operational since the elections were announced on March 10, there will be separate control rooms to coordinate pick-up and drop facilities for voters with physical disabilities and for receiving complaints about violations and untowards incidents, if any, among others. The sector officers and the flying squads will be notified as soon as a complaint is received.

“Even though voting starts at 7am, we have to report for duty at 5am. At least 500 officials will be posted at the CEO’s office and around 1.4 lakh polling officials will be on the field on Sunday. Everyone has been told to report at 5am. The polling officials will also have to reach their poll stations by 5am. This is because the mock poll drill will start at 6am with the actual voting beginning an hour later,” said a senior official.

The entire process — from reporting of polling officials at their respective booths, mock polling, voting process and complaints that pour in — will be directly monitored by the CEO though various apps developed by the Election Commission of India. “The voter turnout will be available every two hours on the Suvidha app. The returning officers and sector officers will also be sending their reports from time to time to the CEO’s office,” said the official.

At least 523 polling stations have been designated as ‘critical’. Videography, CCTV footages and webcasting from these stations would directly reach the control rooms of the returning officers’ office.

 

Bihar
Gopalganj Janak Ram, BJP
Siwan Om Prakash Yadav, BJP
Maharajganj Janardan Singh Sigriwal, BJP
Paschim Champaran Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, BJP
Purvi Champaran Radha Mohan Singh, BJP
Sheohar Rama Devi, BJP
Vaishali Rama Kishore Singh, LJP
Valmiki Nagar Satish Chandra Dubey, BJP
Madhya Pradesh
Bhind Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, BJP
Bhopal Alok Sanjar, BJP
Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress
Gwalior Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP
Morena Anoop Mishra, BJP
Sagar Laxmi Narayan Yadav, BJP
Vidisha Sushma Swaraj, BJP
Rajgarh Rodmal Nagar, BJP
Delhi
South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri, BJP
West Delhi Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP
East Delhi Maheish Girri, BJP
Chandni Chowk Harsh Vardhan, BJP
North West Delhi Udit Raj, BJP
North East Delhi Manoj Tiwari, BJP
New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP
Haryana
Ambala (SC) Rattan Lal Kataria, BJP
Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini, BJP
Sirsa (SC) Charanjeet Singh Rori, INLD
Hisar Dushyant Chautala, JJP
Karnal Ashwini Kumar Chopra, BJP
Sonipat Ramesh Chander Kaushik, BJP
Rohtak Deepender Hooda, Congress
Bhiwani–Mahendragarh Dharambir, BJP
Gurgaon Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP
Faridabad Krishan Pal Gurjar, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, BJP
Ambedkar Nagar Hariom Pandey, BJP
Azamgarh Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP
Basti Harish Dwivedi, BJP
Badohi Virendra Singh, BJP
Domariyaganj Jagdambika Pal, BJP
Jaunpur KP Singh, BJP
Lalganj Neelam Sonkar, BJP
Machhlishahr Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP
Phulpur Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, SP
Pratapgarh Kuwar Harivansh Singh, Apna Dal
Sant Kabir Nagar Sharad Tripathi, BJP
Shrawasti  Daddan Mishra, BJP
Sultanpur Varun Gandhi, BJP
Jharkhand
Dhanbad Pashupati Nath Singh, BJP
Giridih Ravindra Kumar Pandey, BJP
Jamshedpur Vidyut Baran Mahto, BJP
Singhbhum Laxman Gilua, BJP
West Bengal
Bankura Moon Moon Sen, Trinamool Congress
Bishnupur Saumitra Khan, Trinamool Congress
Jhargram Uma Saren, Trinamool Congress
Ghatal Deepak Adhikari, Trinamool
Kanthi Sisir Adhikari, Trinamool Congress
Medinipur Sandhya Roy, Trinamool Congress
Purulia Mriganko Mahato, Trinamool
Tamluk Dibyendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress
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