Results of elections held for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will start pouring in from 5 pm on Friday (February 5). According to Janardan Reddy, commissioner, the counting would commence from 3 pm instead of 8 AM as a repoling in 36 areas in Puranpool will take place on the same day.
“Counting of postal ballots will take place in the first half-an-hour. The counting of all wards would start after 3:30 pm and the first result may be out at 5 PM. Results of 26 wards will be declared first and later another 26 wards. By 8 PM in the night, all the results will be out” Mr Reddy said. In all, 24 counting centres have been arranged and the entry would be monitored strictly, he added. No electronic media crew would be allowed inside the counter centre and only print media personnel are given passes, he averred. Section 144 was enforced at all counting centres.