UP records over 24 percent voter turnout till 11 a.m.

| Updated: Feb 11, 2017 17:51 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 11 (ANI): With the ongoing polling for the first phase of the election in Uttar Pradesh, around 24.50 percent voter turnout was recorded on Saturday till 11 a.m. Earlier, around 12 percent voting was recorded in first phase of Uttar Pradesh elections till 10 a.m. In volatile western Uttar Pradesh, cities like Bulandshahr recorded 12 percent voting and Muzaffarnagar 15 percent. Aligarh witnessed 10.5 percent voting, whereas Agra saw 12 percent. Kasganj recorded 8.67 percent voting, Mathura 12.29 and Shamli 12.33 percent. The election process will be held in 73 assembly constituencies spread across 15 districts of the state. The most populous state of the country will today vote for 839 candidates at 26,823 polling stations. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for smooth polling, especially in sensitive areas of Shamli, Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar, Mathura, Bulandshahr and Agra.(ANI)