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Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: Check what all will be open and closed on April 19

Banks, Educational Institutions and Liquor Shops will be shut in these states and cities on April 19, check here

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- April 18th 2024 06:11 PM
Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: Check what all will be open and closed on April 19

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: Check what all will be open and closed on April 19

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: India is gearing up for its Lok Sabha elections 2024, with the first phase set to commence on April 19. Voters will cast ballots for 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, India's lower House of Parliament. 

With 102 constituencies spread across 21 states and Union Territories (UTs), the first phase of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha elections is all set to commence on April 19, 2024. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.


Polling will be held in all seats of Tamil Nadu (39), Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (8), Madhya Pradesh (6), Maharashtra (5), Uttarakhand (5), Assam (5), Bihar (4), West Bengal (3), Arunachal Pradesh (Both of two seats), Manipur (Both of two seats), Meghalaya (Both of two seats), Chhattisgarh (1), Mizoram (Lone seat), Nagaland (Lone seat), Sikkim (Lone seat), Tripura (1), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Sole seat), Lakshadweep (Sole seat), Puducherry (Sole seat). 

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: What all is open? 

On April 19, 2024, during the Phase 1 polls of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, certain establishments will remain open 

  • Stock markets will operate as usual.
  • Private offices may or may not close, depending on their policies. However, eligible voters are entitled to a public holiday and can take the day off to cast their vote.

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: What all is closed? 

  • Banks in Chennai, Agartala, Dehradun, Aizawl, Itanagar, Jaipur, Kohima, Nagpur, and Shillong will be closed.
  • Government offices in areas where public holidays have been declared will also be closed.

  • Schools and colleges will be remain closed.
  • Liquor shops will be shut, and a dry day has been declared in the polling constituencies 48 hours before the voting day.

Are banks closed on April 19? Check Here 

In Uttarakhand, the General Administration Department has issued a directive declaring a public holiday for tomorrow. Similarly, the Tamil Nadu government has also announced a public holiday on April 19.

Additionally, banks in the following cities - Aizawl, Itanagar, Jaipur, Kohima, Chennai, Agartala, Dehradun, Shillong, and Nagpur - will remain closed on April 19, 2024, due to the upcoming general elections.

- With inputs from agencies

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