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Cast your vote and get 20% off on hotel bills in Ulhasnagar for 3 days

In a unique way to increase the voting percentage on the election day, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) is offering discount on hotel bills, which can be availed from February 21 to 23...

mumbai Updated: Feb 14, 2017 13:54 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Ulhasnagar Municiapl Corporation
Voters can avail the discount at 70 hotels associated with the Hotel Welfare Association (Ulhasnagar) from February 21 to 23. (Representation pic )

In a unique way to increase the voting percentage on the election day, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) is offering discount on hotel bills. Voters can avail 20% discount from February 21 to 23 across 70 hotels. This is for the first time that the civic body implemented such measures to increase the voting percentage. In 2012 , the UMC elections witnessed just 42% voting.

“For the civic polls, we have come up with numerous ideas that can help increase the overall voting percentage, which will help elect better candidates for the municipal corporation,” said civic chief Rajendra Nimbalkar.

President of Hotel Welfare Association (Ulhasnagar) and the owner of Metro hotel, Prakash Shetty, said, “We met municipal commissioner on Monday evening and decide to help the civic body to increase the voting percentage. Voters can avail this discount for three days at 70 hotels that are part of our association.”

In another initiative, the civic body plans to distribute letters among students, asking them to hand it over to their parents. These letters will contain a message explaining the importance of casting one’s vote.

“We cannot reach out to the voters individually. With students giving the letters to their parents, it will be easy to spread the message. We belive that parents will get motivated by this and cast their vote. Around 70,000 students will be part of this initiative,” Nimbalkar said.

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