The drones will be used for proper monitoring of the election process (Representational)
For the first time during the civic body polls, drones fitted with cameras would be used to maintain the law and order situation. The drones will also be used for proper monitoring of the election process on voting day, November 26.
According to an official, 85 polling centres have been selected for web casting, while videography would be done in 95 polling booths.
"Five drones fitted with cameras would be used for proper monitoring of election process," the official said. 290 polling booths have been identified as oversensitive and 280 as sensitive, he said.
SSP Swapnil Mamgai said polling centres would be guarded by the Provincial Armed Constabulary. Two company CRPF, five company PAC, 300 sub-inspectors, 500 constables and 800 home guards from Agra have also been deployed for the election process, he said.
Campaigning ended yesterday for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh civic elections on November 26. The second phase of polls covers 25 districts, including Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency.
Over 52 per cent voting was recorded in the first phase on November 22 which covered 24 districts. Polling for the third and final phase covering 26 districts will take place on November 29. Counting of votes for all the three phases will be on December 1 and results will be declared the same day.