Greater Noida sectors pulled down Dadri and Jewar poll percentage
Polling percentage in Jewar assembly was 65.55 and in Dadri 60.2Updated: Feb 25, 2017 22:49 IST
In Dadri and Jewar assembly constituencies, the lack of interest among the sector residents of Greater Noida pulled down the poll percentage though other areas reported a higher voter turnout.
Polling percentage in Jewar assembly was 65.55 and in Dadri 60.2.
In Jewar, 31% percent of total booths and in Dadri over 22% of total booths recorded a poll percentage above 70.
Officials said the reason for the low voter turnout in sectors developed by the Greater Noida authority is the lack of “a sense of belongingness” among the voters. Nearly 60% of the residents in these sectors are migrants who have come to the city for employment and can move to any other city at any time for better opportunities.
A member of the legislative assembly (MLA) does not have much of a role to play in their day-to-day affairs. Their civic issues are addressed by the authority directly.
The same holds good for students of various institutions of higher learning in the area. They have a limited period of stay in the city. Those who live in hostels or paying guest accommodations have little interaction with the people outside their world. That is the reason behind the failure of the efforts made by the election commission in creating awareness to increase the voter turnout or setting up model polling stations, district administration officials said.
In Dadri, the average poll percentage was 60.2. In rural areas, the percentage was much higher. Greater Noida sectors registered low percentage. The model polling station at Sharda University registered a polling percentage of 21 at booth no.388 and 28 at booth number. 387.
The third model polling booth registered a poll percentage of 37.1. At the community centre in sector Delta 1, the poll percentage at the four polling booths ranged between 49 and 52.
At Sector Beta 2 polling station, the poll percentage was 43.5, 45.5 and 48.4 . At Sector Gamma, the poll percentage was 43.5 and 48.7. At Sector Alpha, the poll percentage at 31.4 at booth 394.
The five booths with the highest poll percentage were booth 399 Momnathal (88.1), booth 41 Kheda Choganpur (86.7), booth 232 Mutiani (85.5), booth 89 Talabpur (81.6) and booth 243 Chakrsenpur (81.4).
The five booths with the lowest poll percentage were booth 388 Sharda University (21), booth 387 Sharda University (28), booth 394 Sector Alpha 1 (31.5), booth 47 Khodna Khurd (31.7) and booth 349 Surajpur (36.6).
In Jewar, the average poll percentage was 65.53.
The Greater Noida’s polling booths under Jewar constituency registered a poll percentage of 33.16,40.48,42.32,43.49 and 45.92.
The five booths with the highest poll percentage were booth 340 Jehangirpur (89), booth 112 Achhepur (87.92), booth 168 Rustampur (87.88), booth 339 Jehangirpur (87.46) and booth 113 Achhepur (84.82).
The five booths with the lowest poll percentage were booth 9 Sector 36 (33.16), booth 67 Bilaspur (33.96), booth 13 Bironda (38.05), booth 5 KV Sector P3 (40.48) and booth 139 Dankaur (40.94).
In Dadri, the highest female voter turnout of 86.04% was reported from booth 232 in Mutiani. In Jewar, the highest female voter percent of 90.21 was registered at booth 340 Jehangirpur.
First Published: Feb 25, 2017 22:48 IST