Brisk, peacefull polling in neighbourhood

Reported by V. Soundararani

Voting was brisk in the morning in the Arcot Road neighbourhood as the state went to the polls on April 13, Wednesday.

Most people were enjoying a holiday but they chose to get to the local booths early to escape from the summer heat. The temperature has been around 35 degrees this past week.

The polling stations opened at 8 a.m. and even as they did people had queued up.

It was orderly, quiet and peaceful in many places.

In PSBB School campus, K K Nagar, there was only one polling booth for all the residents of Ramaswamy Salai and Munuswamy Salai. and hence one queue was long and winding.

People said that the booth was just not enough to handle the volume of local voters, since this is a dense residential area.

The queues here were long even as late as 12 noon.

At Jaigopal Garodia School campus in Saligramam, security was heavy. Local police people and para military personnel were deployed as the booths here were apparently identified as ‘sensitive’ polling booth.

Atleast, one EVM developed a snag here and the queue got longer as an alternate machine was brought in escorted by heavy police. But this was done in minutes.

Many actors who live in this area were seen at the polling booths – Vivek, Sharanya, Mayilsamy, Vijaykanth all reached this booth very early and exercised their franchise.

Voting was brisk and peaceful till about 1 p.m. when this reporter did the rounds of these areas.

Many first time voters, women and seniors were seen at the polling stations.

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