In Mumbai, there are two critical polling stations, one each in Goregaon and Mankhurd’s Shivaji Nagar.
Mumbai: The state branch of the Election Commission of India has identified 2,447 critical polling stations. It has deployed more than three lakh security personnel, including 350 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and 100 companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF).
In Mumbai, there are two critical polling stations, one each in Goregaon and Mankhurd’s Shivaji Nagar. There are 40 polling booths in Goregaon and 30 polling booths in Mankhurd’s Shivaji Nagar.
“The numbers of security personnel would be increased at both polling booths as there would be more voters in the premises,” an official said.
Officials said that 45,000 personnel from the State Home Guards, along with 20,000 home guards from neighbouring Gujarat and Karnataka states have been deployed across the state. Additionally, two lakh state police personnel have been deployed in Maharashtra.
There are 96 thousand 661 polling stations in this year’s Assembly election. Of these, 95, 473 are main polling stations, while the remaining are auxiliary polling stations.
Over 3.5 lakh ‘Sakhi’ polling booths have also been established across the state in a bid to help improve the voting percentage among women.
The high-voltage poll campaign ended on Saturday.