On the counting day, there will be a three-tier security in place with the outer cordon beginning 100 metres away from the counting centre.
New Delhi: With two days left for the declaration of results of the Lok Sabha polls, security has been beefed up in and around the counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital, officials said on Tuesday.
The deployment for May 23, when the results of Lok Sabha polls will be declared, has been made in accordance with the guidelines of the Election Commission, an official said.
The security at EVM strongrooms comprises three layers — the outer cordon, middle cordon and inner cordon, an official from chief electoral office in Delhi said. The inner cordon is made up of personnel from Central Reserve Police Force, middle layer has personnel from the Delhi Armed Police and the outer layer has personnel from the district police.
There are seven counting centres — SKV, Bharat Nagar for Chandni Chowk constituency; Jijabai Industrial Training Institute for Women, August Kranti Marg, Siri Fort for South Delhi; Integrated Institute of Technology, Dwarka for West Delhi; DTU, Shahbad Daulatpur for Northwest Delhi; ITI Nand Nagari for Northeast Delhi; NP Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market for New Delhi; and Badminton Court in CWG Village for East Delhi respectively.
On the counting day, there will be a three-tier security in place with the outer cordon beginning 100 metres away from the counting centre, middle layer at the entrance followed by the inner layer, said a senior police officer.
Every counting centre will have a deployment of 1,000 Delhi Police personnel, one company from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and one company from Delhi Armed Police.
On the day of the counting, police personnel will be deployed in three shifts — 6 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 10 pm and if the results are not out by that time, there will be a team coming in for security.