Pune: Though hundreds of voters claimed that they couldn't vote as their names did not feature in the voters' list, voting per centage has increased this time in Pune. As many as 2.45 lakh additional voters voted in the Pune Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday.
This year more than 9.80 lakh voters have exercised their franchise as against 7.35 lakh voters in 2009 elections. Jayashree Katare, media in-charge for district election office, said that Pune has recorded 53.46 per cent voting in Pune and this figure would change after final calculations. In 2009, the percentage of voters was 39.06 per cent.
Katare told that in all, 16 electronic voting machines had to be replaced during voting since their displays were not working.
Vadagaonsheri assembly segment had seven machines replaced while Kasaba and Cantontment segments had three faulty machines each.
Kothrud, Shivajinagar and Parvati assembly segments had one defunct machine each.
The voting per centage remained stagnant during the period between 1 and 3 pm while it again gained momentum in the last two hours with big queues at polling centers in slum dominated areas.