According to the notification issued by the State Election Commission, 16 municipal corporations, 198 nagar palikas and 438 nagar panchayats are set to go for polls by the end of next month.
With twenty new wards, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is all set for elections on November 26. This session’s polls shall be conducted in 100 wards instead of the previous 80. Incidentally, several wards formed in areas like Indirapuram shall undergo municipal polls for the first time.
Fourteen new wards are in Vasundhara zone, six are in Mohan Nagar zone and two are in the Vijay Nagar zone. Two existing wards in the Kavi Nagar zone were merged with two neighbouring wards.
Here are the new wards in Indirapuram:
Shipra SunCity: 7075 voters
Vaibhav Khand: 8081 voters
Ahinsa Khand: 5542 voters
Shakti Khand: 11780 voters
Gyan Khand: 7932 voters
Abhay Khand: 6938 voters
All these wards have greater number of female voters. Overall the number of female voters (in all the municipal wards) have surpassed the male voters by almost 1lakh 40 thousand voters. Around 13,41,638 voters from across Ghaziabad are set to take part in this year’s municipal polls.
According to the notification issued by the State Election Commission, 16 municipal corporations, 198 nagar palikas and 438 nagar panchayats are set to go for polls by the end of next month. Elections shall be held in three phases with 24 districts in the first phase on November 22, 25 districts in the second phase on November 26 and 26 districts in the third phase on November 29. Ghaziabad shall undergo elections in the second phase of the election schedule. Votes shall be casted from 7.30 am till 5 pm. Counting of votes and declaration of results shall take place on December 1.
Almost all Indirapuram residents that City Spidey spoke to have expressed discontent over the existing quality of maintenance services. “The newly elected councillors should strive to take over the responsibilty of the area from the GDA,” said Nitesh Kumar, an Indirapuram resident.