Kolkata, April 23 : Over 670 companies of central forces will be deployed in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on April 25, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. (Read: Ex-footballer eyes comeback, confident of entering Bengal assembly)Also Read - Kolkata Municipal Corporation Polls Schedule Released. Check Dates Here

A total of 672 companies of central forces and 23,000 state police personnel will be deployed, in addition to other measures, to ensure free and fair polls. “In Howrah police commissionerate area, 75 companies of central forces and 3,000 state police personnel will be deployed. In Howrah rural area, 152 companies of central forces plus 5,000 state police personnel will be stationed,” an official said. Also Read - Kanpur Metro Big Update! Commercial Services Likely To Start From December, Details Here

In Howrah district, two police observers will be present. In North 24 Parganas, as many as 257 companies of central forces and 8,000 state police will man the area. In Barrackpore, 137 companies of central forces and 5,000 state police personnel will be deployed. Also Read - Bypolls 2021: High Voter Turnout Recorded in 29 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha Seats; Himachal Sees 100% Polling | Roundup

Bidhannagar will have 51 companies of central forces and 2,000 state police personnel. In North 24 Parganas, three police observers have been deployed.