Chandigarh| Jagran News Desk| State’s Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet on Sunday said that ninety strong rooms have been set up in 30 different location of Haryana to store the EVM and VVPAT machines safely after the end of voting in the state.

He said that the Central Armed Police Force personnel (CAPF) would be deputed outside, while CCTV cameras would keep an eye inside the strong rooms.

He said the strong rooms have been set up as per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI).

"If the strong room has more than one door, then all other doors and windows would be sealed except one door. The strong room will be double locked and it would have three-tier security system," he added.

Jeet said facilities such as toilet, drinking water and a shed would be provided to candidates and their election agents outside the strongroom.

He said as per the directions of the ECI, the strong room can be opened only in case of emergencies such as fire mishap, flood or earthquake, but it would be necessary to inform the ECI and take prior approval.

In case of emergency, the EVMs and VVPAT machines would be shifted from the strong room to some other place in the presence of Returning Officer, District Electoral Officer, candidates or their election agents and CAPF.

Videography would be carried out of this entire process, he added.

Polling is currently underway in the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma