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J&K urban local bodies polls : Dull voting in final phase of ULB polls, Valley records 4.2 pc turnout


SRINAGAR: Continuing the trend of low voter turnout, just 4.2 per cent of the electorate Tuesday turned up in the final phase of urban local bodies elections in militancy-wracked Kashmir Valley, drawing curtains on the four-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

The counting of votes will be done on October 20, officials said.

Polling began at 6 am this morning amidst stringent security arrangements at 308 polling stations in the twin districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal and ended at 4 pm.

Out of 2.42 lakh voters in 24 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, only 9,678 (four per cent) turned up at heavily-fortified polling stations, officials said.

In Ganderbal, 10.8 per cent of 8,908 voters exercised their franchise. (AGENCIES)