Bengaluru: Heavy security arrangements are in place for the counting of votes polled in Lok Sabha election on April 18 which.
The police personnel have taken guard at at Mount Carmel College which is the counting centre for Bengaluru Central, St. Joseph's College for Bengaluru North and SSMRV PU College for Bengaluru South constituencies.
Over 1,500 police personnel have been deputed at the three counting centres and also in sensitive areas to ensure a smooth counting.
City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar said that heavy security arrangements have been made. “Seven Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), 76 inspectors, 180 sub-inspectors, 2,000 constables, apart from 30 platoons of City Armed Reserve, 23 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police and two companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed," he said.
Only those with passes will be allowed inside the centres. Those entering will not be allowed to carry their mobile phones, he said.
Mr Kumar said that prohibitory orders will be in place for 24 hours, from 6 a.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday, while section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code will be in place for 18 hours, from 6 a.m. till midnight on Thursday.
Parking arrangements have been made for citizens near all counting centres. For those coming to Mt Carmel College, parking arrangements have been made at Palace Grounds. Those going to St. Joseph's College may park their vehicles in the college ground and Kanteerava Stadium. Those going to SSMRV PU College may park their vehicles at Carmel Convent and the BMTC depot nearby....