Mumbai : Figures released by the collector’s office on Thursday show that while the island city recorded 53 per cent voting, the suburbs recorded 50.56 per cent, thus bringing the city’s average to 51.78  per cent.

Almost every constituency in the island city showed a three to four per cent increase than last assembly elections.

Wadala with 61.28 per cent recorded the highest polling in the island city followed  by Mahim at 58.51 per cent. The lowest was in Colaba at 46.02 per cent followed by Mumbadevi at 46.32 per cent.

In the suburbs, Mulund saw the largest turnout at 57.41 per cent. This was a marked increase than its past performance of 49.55 per cent. Other top performers were Kandivali (E) which scored a whopping 56.04 per cent this year against its paltry 46 per cent in 2009. Bandra also bettered its previous polling of 43 per cent by reaching 51.21 per cent. Malad and Charkop were the other better performers at 50.04  and 51.74 per cent respectively.

However, Magathane could not achieve its past best of 54.04 per cent and fell short at 52.51. Vikhroli, Versova and Mankhurd-Shivaji Nagar constituencies also did not do better than the last time

Two constituencies – Dharavi and Colaba – had a larger turnout of women than men. 50.36 per cent women voted in Dharavi as opposed to 48.71 per cent men. In Colaba, 47.42 per cent women voted while among men, the figure stopped at 45.34 per cent. As many as 4,116 candidates were in the fray for the 36 seats from Mumbai.

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