BSNL to offer broadband for Agra poll webcast

By Telecom Lead Team: In order to
make the election process smooth and hassle free, authorities in Agra have
decided to webcast of proceedings from 50 election booths in Agra. State-run
BSNL will provide the broadband connectivity to the live webcast.


District magistrate Ajay Chauhan
said that technical teams have been constituted to oversee the operation. The
entire poll exercise would be recorded on CDs, which will be kept at the
district headquarters.


The proceedings will be monitored by
the Election Commission officials, when the city goes to the polls on February


The system is simple, practical and
will ensure communication of important inputs from the field for speedy
decision-making. The heads of poll parties will continuously keep sending
departure, arrival reports at the booths, percentage of polling every two hours
and other information relevant to the conduct of the polling,” Chauhan added.


Prior to this, authorities have also
implemented Poll Day Monitoring System through short messaging service
(SMS),Under which, all returning officers, assistant returning officers, sector
magistrates and booth-level officials will have to register their mobile
numbers with the central monitoring number.

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