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Security beefed up for Telangana Polls

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for Assembly Polls in Telangana tomorrow from 7 am in the morning to 5 pm.The polling will be held in all the 119 Assembly Constituencies, polling will take place from 7 am to 4 pm in 13 constituenties that are trouble-prone .The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Telangana, Rajat Kumar informed that each of the 32,815 polling stations in the state will be manned by five personnel and one or two constables on an average. About 10,000 polling stations have been identified as critical and extra force will be deployed in these polling stations. Strike or cracking forces are positioned at strategic points in the State to handle any untoward incident. Two helicopters will be positioned in the State to airlift men and material wherever required and use them as ambulances following any medical emergency, said CEO.Keeping in view the vigorous voting awareness campaign undertaken in the State the State Election Commission has expressed hope that

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