New Delhi: With the State Election Commission announcing a holiday for them on Monday, around 58,000 officials posted in polling stations for Delhi municipal polls held on Sunday can relax for a day.

This is for the first time that such a holiday has been announced for polling officials after the voting is concluded.

Around 58,000 officials were manning 11,543 polling stations.However, this holiday is not valid for around 83,000 police personnel who were deployed for security duty.

Delhi went to municipal polls on Sunday to elect councilors for 272 wards spread across three municipal corporations.

The electoral fate of 2,423 candidates was sealed in the EVMs during the polling held in 272 wards of the three civic bodies - East, South and North - carved out of the existing Municipal Corporation of Delhi.