Patiala: A total of 489 polling stations across eight constituencies in the district have been identified as sensitive as Punjab gears up for Assembly elections slated for January 30.

Out of a total of 1,392 polling stations in the district 489 are sensitive and 150 hyper sensitive, Patiala Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer Vikas Garg told reporters while briefing them about preparations for the forthcoming polls.

A total of 12,28,637 voters in the district will exercise their franchise in the coming Assembly elections out of which 6,52,029 are men and 5,76,895 women, he said.