Polling across the State Capital is underway peacefully without any untoward incidents. The voter turnout in twin cities, however, has been sluggish in the first few hours. 

Till 11 a.m., Hyderabad and Secunderabad were lagging behind in the poll percentage. While, the State average poll percentage was 23 per cent, Secunderabad recorded 11.06 per cent and Hyderabad recorded 12.12 per cent.

Reacting on slow pace of voter turnout, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD), Principal Secretary, Arvind Kumar tweeted “should hopefully pick up”. Later on, the top MA&UD official casted his vote at the polling centre on Road no 45, Jubilee Hills.

Officials claimed there were no untoward incidents.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of polling in Hyderabad. Over 2000 volunteers have been deployed to assist physically challenged persons to cast their vote. Wheel chairs and other facilities have been arranged at many polling centres

The election staff are offering flowers to voters as a goodwill gesture at Prashant Nagar and Raj Bhavan polling centres. A few voluntary organisations were offering buttermilk, bananas, biscuits and ORS sachets for the polling staff at many polling centres.

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