Grand Alliance supporters
monitoring strong room through CCTV footage at A N College ahead of the Bihar results in Patna on Sunday. (PTI)
THE Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes on November 10 for the Bihar Assembly polls as the State awaits results of a closely-fought election. The poll panel said it has set up a total of 55 counting centres, housing 414 halls, spread across all the 38 districts of the State that voted in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7.
The maximum three counting centres each have been set up in four districts of East Champaran (which has 12 Assembly constituencies), Gaya (10 constituencies), Siwan (eight constituencies) and Begusarai (seven). Rest other districts either have one or two counting centres each. Considering the fact that coronavirus is raging in the State, steps have been taken to ensure that COVID guidelines are strictly followed.
Face masks will be mandatory for entering into the counting centres besides sanitisers will be kept in adequate quantity there. Display screens are being set up and two tents being erected at each counting centre. Arrangements are being made to put seven tables in each of the 14 halls. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed around the counting centres.