Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Maximum new voters from new Noida sectors, Greater Noida
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Authorities attribute increase in new voters in Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabah constituency to residents shifting into ready flats in new sectors in Noida, Greater Noida.Updated: Mar 18, 2019 15:38 IST
The Dadri assembly segment of Gautam Budh Nagar parliamentary constituency has seen the maximum increase in the number of voters in percentage terms, of 26.6%, in voters registered till January this year, as compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
The number of electors in Dadri segment has gone up from 4,08,893 in 2014 to 5,17,820 in January 2019, an increase of 1,08,927 voters. Meanwhile, even more people have registered as voters after January.
After Dadri, the Noida assembly segment has the next highest increase in voter percentage, as well as the highest increase in the absolute number of voters, with 1,15,695 new registered voters till January this year. The number of voters in Noida has increased from 5,23,942 in 2014 to 6,39,637 in January 2019, a 22.08% increase.
Gautam Budh Nagar constituency comprises new Noida sectors such as 137, 138 and 144 and parts of Greater Noida, where multiple high-rises have been delivered and people have moved in over the past few years. These are high-density sectors that were hardly occupied till recently.
“When I moved to my house three years ago, there were around 600 families in the entire sector and just one commercial building nearby, but now there are over 9,000 families and over 25 commercial buildings. However, the entire city has grown at a high rate in the past few years,” Vishnu Saini, a resident of Sector 137, and member of the Supertech Ecociti RWA, said.
Sectors 121, 120, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 and 108 are some of the high-density residential areas in Noida that have seen a sharp growth over the past few years.
District officials said residents of the new Noida sectors also submitted the most applications to register as voters after January. These names are yet to be added to the electoral rolls.
“There are few fresh applications from Jewar. Most new voters have registered from Noida and Dadri assembly segments. There are also a large number of applications from Noida that are from people who have recently moved from other cities and sought a transfer of address and addition of their names in Noida’s electoral list,” Rakesh Sharma, assistant district election officer, said.
The Gautam Budh Nagar parliamentary constituency also comprises Jewar, Khurja and Sikandrabad assembly segments. These segments have seen marginal increases in the number of voters over the past five years.
Jewar assembly constituency has seen an increase of 3.5% (11,230) in the number of voters, while Khurja has seen a 3.4% (12,303) increase, and Sikandrabad has seen a mere 1.87% (6,970) increase in electors from 2014 till January 31, 2019. A total of 30,503 new voters have been added till the end of January in these three assembly segments.