Webcasting 100% successful in Udupi

The webcasting of polling booths in Udupi district during Lok Sabha elections held on April 18, has been successful.

The district administration had installed 54 cameras in polling booths in the district. The cameras installed in several polling booths in other parts of the state had not functioned effectively. In Udupi, all the 54 cameras had functioned effectively, said District Webcasting Nodal Officer and District Environment Officer Dr Lakshmikanth.

The web cameras were installed in 54 sensitive polling booths. The webcasting was initiated so that immediate action could be taken if there was any untoward incident. An arrangement had been made to view the proceedings at the control room at the DC office.

In Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, out of the total 110 web cameras installed, 104 functioned.

Similarly, in Mysore 163 of the total 179, Chitradurga 66 of 80, Tumakur 131 of 140, Mandya 89 of 101, Bangalore Central 69 of 87, Bangalore North 95 of 101, Kolar 86 of 100, Bangalore South 91 of 100, Bangalore Rural 95 of 100, Hassan 129 of 134 and Chikkaballapura 69 of the total 70 web cameras have functioned effectively.

In Udupi, all the 54 cameras have functioned successfully.

Dr Lakshmikanth said, “Under the direction of Deputy Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati and Additional Deputy Commissioner Vidyakumari, we had visited all the 54 polling booths on April 7, to ensure electricity connection and identify the area where the signal for webcasting was available.”

He added, “The concerned head teachers of the school and Gram Panchayat PDOs were asked to take up repair works. On the previous day of the election, all the polling booths were visited and polling
officials were asked not to change the plug of the installed web cameras.”

In Byndoor Assembly constituency (which is part of Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency), webcasting will be held from 16 sensitive polling booths on April 23.

The presiding officer, assistant presiding officers and polling officers have been deployed for the Byndoor Assembly constituency, for the smooth conduct of the election.

All the polling officials should be present at the mustering centre—Government PU College, on April 22. The vehicles have been arranged to transport officials, he added.

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