UP polls: Queues grow longer in Noida
An election official said "The pace has picked up, early morning there was a very low turnout due to the cold weather. But now we can see voters coming in good numbers."
Noida: Queues at polling booths in Noida grew longer as the day progressed during the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls on Saturday.
Voters of all ages came in big numbers as the polling entered the third hour after starting at 7 a.m.
"The pace has picked up, early morning there was a very low turnout due to the cold weather. But now we can see voters coming in good numbers," an election official told to media agency.
Ashok Mishra, who owns a shop near sector 11, said: "In this election we want a change, we want 'Ram Rajya', which will only come from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since their policies are for the benefit of the poor."
Sakshi Chaurasia, 18, who came to cast her vote for the first time, said: "I have exercised my voting right for the first time. For me, employment and safety of women are of utmost importance."
Meanwhile, all factories and offices across Noida remained shut.
There were many voters who were seen searching for their names in the voter lists outside polling booths.
However, those who did not have their voter cards were seen carrying authority cards. (With IANS inputs)