Strict action will be taken by the Labour and Revenue Departments against establishments which would remain open

Chennai polling booths equipped with rampsEVMs with braille impressionsPTI/ Representational image
news TN2016 Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 13:47

A day ahead of D-day, Chennai Election Officer Chandramohan said that polling arrangements in Chennai will be completed by Sunday evening and polling will start from 7.00 a.m. on Monday.

“22,057 polling stations will operate in Chennai tomorrow. Central paramilitary forces, state armed police and over 10,000 police officers will be stationed across the various polling booths,” said Chandramohan at Chepauk, Puthiya Thalaimurai reported.

The officer also added that, all the polling booths in the city will be equipped with ramps to enable easy access for the disabled, and the EVMs also have Braille impressions for the benefit of the visually challenged.

“As a pilot initiative, EC has organized transportation facilities, in select constituencies, for the senior citizens and the disabled to encourage them to cast their votes,” said Chandramohan.

The Labour Department has declared a paid-holiday for all shops and establishments on Monday, on account of the election. Chandramohan said that strict action will be taken by the Labour and Revenue Departments against establishments which defy orders.

 

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