New Delhi: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election covering 59 constituencies in six states and a Union Territory registered a turnout of 63.48 per cent compared to 63.37 per cent in 2014, the Election Commission said Sunday.
According to the EC’s Voter Turnout android application, 63.48 per cent polling was recorded at 9.00 pm. The EC said the figures were provisional and a final tally would be available later.
At 69.50 per cent, the polling in Phase 1 is the highest in the first five phases. In Phase 2, the turnout was 69.44 per cent, it was 68.40 per cent in Phase 3 and 65.51 per cent in Phase 4.
In Phase 5, the turnout was nearly 65 per cent.
About 63.48 pc voters turnout in Phase 6 of LS polls covering 59 constituencies:
There was a decline in poll percentage in West Bengal, from 84.95 per cent in the previous elections to 80.35 per cent. In Haryana too, the turnout dropped from 71.86 per cent to 67.35 per cent.
In Jharkhand, 65.17 per cent polling was recorded as against 65.53 per cent in Phase 6 of polling was held on Sunday for eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana and all seven in Delhi, four in Jharkhand, eight in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh and eight in West Bengal.
Election Commission officials said the final polling percentage may rise as there were queues at some places.
The percentage for various states separately was not available immediately as information was being collected, the EC officials said.
IRCTC is starting its luxury train ‘Golden Chriot’ from tomorrow
IRCTC, the online ticket booking arm of Indian Railways, is going to start services of its luxury train Golden Chariot once again. Officials said that we would like to inform you that IRCTC is going to conduct the voyages through Golden Chariot again from tomorrow on 14 March 2O21. The train operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) was temporarily closed last year due to a lack of passengers.
According to IRCTC, three packages have been kept on the train. This train will start from Bengaluru and return to Bengaluru via Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa. The booking of which can be done through the official website of the luxury train.
The Golden Chariot is equipped with padded furniture, renovated rooms and bathrooms, new linen and cutlery. This luxury train also has a smart TV with a Wi-Fi facility. Apart from this, security features like CCTV and fire protection have also been upgraded in the train. The food menu of the train has also been prepared in a new way. All safety standards will be followed in the wake of corona infection.
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