Except for Mumbai South which had a marginal dip in its electorate, all other constituencies in Mumbai recorded a surge in the turnout.
Mumbai: The country's financial capital Mumbai robustly voted for six seats in the fourth phase of the general election on Monday, registering a 55.1% voter turnout which is the highest in three decades.
The turnout was even bigger than that of 2014 (51.6%) when the nation was under the grip of the Modi wave.
However, this is nowhere close the aggregate turnout registered in the fourth phase which stood at 63%.
Except for Mumbai South which had a very marginal dip in its electorate, all other five constituencies in Mumbai recorded a surge in the voter turnout.
Around 59.3% of the electorate voted in Mumbai North, 54.7% in Mumbai North West, 56.31% in Mumbai North East, 52.84% in Mumbai North Central, 52.15% in Mumbai South and 55.35% in Mumbai South Central.
Constituencies around Mumbai also improved on their poll percentage with 64.09% and 44.27% of voters casting their votes in Palghar and Kalyan respectively. Thane’s voter turnout stood at 49.95% taking a 2% dip from 2014.
Elections, which were held in four phases, concluded in Maharashtra on April 29. The voter turnout in Maharashtra was 60.7% which is a marginal increase from the previous tally of 60.3% in 2014.
Pune, the state's cultural capital, recorded 49.8% polling which is 4.3% lesser than in 2014. Though Nagpur also had a lower turnout in percentage terms as compared to 2014, number of votes cast in 2019 is more than 2014.
Aurangabad recorded 62% voter turnout, a 10% increase from the previous election. In 2014, Nashik had registered 58.8% turnout which lowered to 55.6% in this election.
The polls were held for 72 constituencies across 9 states in the fourth phase. Barring Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and West Bengal, all other states improved their electorate tally.
Around 59% of the electorate voted in Bihar, 69.6% in MP, 64.4% in Jharkhand, 58.9% in Uttar Pradesh, 64.2% in Odisha, 67.9% in Rajasthan and 76.7% in West Bengal.