Alert for U.S. citizens in Hyderabad during Municipal Elections

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Election Awareness
(December 01, 2020)
Location:  Hyderabad

Event:  The city of Hyderabad is holding municipal elections on December 01, 2020 with results expected on/about December 04, 2020.   Large gatherings, road closures, and unrest may occur spontaneously throughout the week, including next weekend.  Expect a considerable rise in local police presence, street noise, traffic, and congestion. 

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid government offices, schools, and colleges in residential areas as they might have been identified as polling stations.  The area around each polling station is considered a prohibited zone for the non-voting public.  Expect increased security at polling stations.    
  • Expect some congestion and even road closures, along with the possibility of vehicle checkpoints and searches conducted by local police.  

ï       Practice personal security awareness.

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.

ï       Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.


ï        U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021

telephone: +91-11-2419-8000

ï        U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay) 

C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

telephone: +91-22-2672-4000

ï        U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras) 

220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006

telephone: +91-44-2857-4000

ï        U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta) 

5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071

telephone: +91-33-3984-2400.

ï        U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad 

Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003

telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.

ï        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

ï        India Travel Advisory and Country Page

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