THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tight security will be arranged in all the five polling booths in Attipra ward of the City Corporation where a byelection is being held on Thursday as all of them have been declared sensitive.
DySPs from Aryanad, Kazhakkoottam, Kattakkada and Palode will be in charge of the security at the booths at Kerala University Campus Association office, Village Office and two booths in Government Kaattil School, Kulathur. As many as 100 policemen will be deployed at the booths. One Circle Inspector will be posted at each booth.
A team of 100 policemen led by the Shangumugham Assistant Commissioner will carry out patrolling in areas coming under the Thumba police station limits. The booth at Atmabodhini Grandhasala would be under their surveillance. Cameras will be installed for observing all five booths.
Attipra ward has 5,139 voters. The number of voters under each booth are: Kerala University Campus Association Office - 1,006; Atmabodhini Grandhasala - 1,049; Village Office - 1,021; and Government Kaattil School, Kulathur - two booths - 1,043 and 1,020.
Each booth will have one presiding officer and four polling officers. Voting will start at 7 am on Thursday. Electronic voting machines have been arranged this time. Counting will take place at the Conference Hall of District Collectorate here from 8 am onwards on Friday.