On the eve of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) polls on March 10, the city police will be deploying 3,085 men and officers and 850 strong women police. Five platoons of the AP Special force will assist these police personal, according to a note from the Police Commissioner’s office.
There are 1,619 polling stations at 690 locations, spread across the city. Out of 690 locations, 143 have been identified as hypersensitive and 242 as sensitive. Accordingly, the deployment will consist of 49 strike forces, 15 special strike forces, 16 flying squads and 60 special strike teams and the routes have also been finalized and the force will be deployed from Tuesday night.
On the other hand, the police have intensified vehicle checking for the unauthorized flow of liquor and cash and have set-up additional check-posts at strategic points. Towards this end, surveillance vehicles will also be deployed.