Updated April 26th, 2024 at 00:50 IST

Noida Gears Up For 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, 20,000 Poll Personnel to Facilitate 26.75 Lakh Voters

Noida is all set for the the polls, as around 20,000 personnel will be there on polling duty to facilitate 26.75 lakh registered voters.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida all set for the Lok Sabha election 2024, 20,000 Poll Personnel to Facilitate 26.75 lakh Voters | Image:Noida News
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Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar is all set for the Lok Sabha election 2024 on Friday and to ensure the smooth voting there will be around 20,000 personnel on polling duty to ease the process for more than 26.75 lakh registered voters in the constituency, according to officials.

"Of the personnel on poll duty, around 11,000 are from the security, including police, paramilitary, civil force, and homeguards, while about 9,000 are administrative staff and officers who will be deployed at voting booths and stations," District Election Officer Manish Kumar Verma told PTI.

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There are 1,852 booths in the constituency and live web casting will be done on 931 of them, while the remaining will have provisions for either CCTV or videography. The constituency has 164 vulnerable booths and 165 critical booths, he said.

"Micro observers will be stationed at vulnerable and critical booths," Verma said. He added that all booths will have at least four polling officials and paramilitary personnel will be deployed.

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He said 20 per cent extra EVMs are available in the constituency to replace any EVM that does not function properly.

Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency is spread across assembly segments of Noida, Dadri, Jewar, Khurja and Sikandrabad. Of these, Sikandrabad and Khujra geographically fall in the adjoining Bulandshahr district but are part of Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency.

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Gautam Buddh Nagar has 26,75,148 voters across the five assembly segments, including 14,50,795 male, 12,22,234 female and 119 third-gender voters.

Assembly area-wise, there are 7,82,872 voters in Noida, 7,29,481 in Dadri, 3,69,824 in Jewar, 3,99,091 in Khurja and 3,93,880 in Sikandrabad, official data showed.

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Preparations in Gautam Buddh Nagar before polls

Police Commissioner Laxmi Singh said proper security arrangements have been made to ensure smooth, peaceful elections in the constituency and exhorted citizens to cast their vote.

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"A total of 45 hamlets were identified as vulnerable in Gautam Buddh Nagar where necessary measures and actions have been taken in view of the polls. Paramilitary forces have carried out area domination at these locations," Singh said.

"A control and command centre is functional at the Collectorate in Surajpur where officers of the DCP and ADM ranks are stationed to monitor polling across Gautam Buddh Nagar," the commissioner said.

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Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Shlok Kumar said proper security arrangements for polls have been made in the district, whose Khurja and Sikandrabad segments fall in Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency.

"Overall, 45 companies of paramilitary personnel are deployed in Bulandshahr and additionally 16,000 police personnel are deployed in the district for the election," Kumar said.

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List of Candidates who are in fray for the Gautam Buddh Nagar Consituency

Mahesh Sharma (BJP)

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Mahendra Singh Nagar (Samajwadi Party)

Rajendra Singh Solanki (BSP)

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Rajeev Mishra (Jai Hind National Party), 

Naresh Nautiyal (Bhartiya Rashtriya Jansatta), 

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Manish Kumar Dwivedi (Akhil Bhartiya Parivar Party), 

Ran Singh Dudee (Super Power India Party), 

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Narvadeshwar (Subhashwadi Bharatiya Samajwadi Party), 

Kishor Singh (National Party), 

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Bhim Prakash Jigyasu (Viron ke Vir Indian Party), 

Km Shalu (Loktantrik Janshakti Party). 

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Inputs taken from the PTI

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Published April 26th, 2024 at 00:08 IST