The counting for the bitterly-fought Hyderabad civic body polls has begun. Despite the high-pitched and polarising campaigns by most parties that seemed to focus more on Pakistan and Mohammad Ali Jinnah than sanitation, roads and water supply, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls reported an unimpressive 46.55 per cent voter turnout on Tuesday.
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting that will take place at 30 places with the help of over 8,000 personnel. The counting will be recorded with security cameras installed at every table, officials have said. The results are likely to be known only in the evening or in the night since the elections used ballot papers.