In an unprecedented display of enthusiasm for polling this time, the voters of New Gurgaon localities turned up in large numbers this time on. The vote caste registered in new Gurgaon localities such as DLF and other HUDA sectors till 1.00 pm was at around 48% as against the average 33% in entire Gurgaon parliamentary constituency.
At some of the poolling stations in Sector 56, the polling percentage touched remarkable 52% by this time.
The voters in these localities looked so eager that they lined up at the polling stations as early as at 6.30am, half an hour before the formal time of 7.0am.
The five polling booths at The Shri Ram School in DLF City 4 recorded vote caste of 2750 out of a total number of 5659 votes, a whopping 48%. Three polling booths at Guru Gram Public School on Sector 56 road recorded a vote caste of 1785 out of total 3400 votes at 52%.
Similarly, around 43% turnout recorded from Sushant Lok 1 and 33% from DLF 1.
Polling remained peaceful in most of the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency with some reports of violence in Mewat region.
Some people said that it is important to tell the politicians that the urban middle class is aware. "A lot of effort was put in to get people out of their houses and feel a sense of responsibility and feel excited about participating in the elections. However, people have come out and vote in large numbers from the condominiums," said Captain Vijay Beri of Hamilton court.
"Lot of enthusiasm is being seen among people. People have come out in large numbers from the condominiums and houses from DLF 4. We have registered a high turnout this time, said a polling booth agent.
The morning walkers of the condominiums enthusiastically came to vote. A large number of senior citizens and youth were also seen queuing up at the polling booths in the morning hours.
"People have realised that it is high time that they vote to bring a change. They should select the right people, whichever party they belong to," said 80- year-old P Bansal, a voter in DLF 4.
Earlier, new Gurgaon including DLF city, Sushant Lok had witnessed a very poor turnout of 18-24% in 2004, showed a little improvement of 40-43% in 2009, is certainly expected to put in a much better show this year. The better turnout will significantly improve the city’s turnout which averaged at 60 per cent in the last edition of Lok Sabha polls.