Hyderabad, Dec. 7 -- Over 23 per cent polling was recorded by 11 a.m. in Telangana Assembly elections on Friday, official said.

According to information reaching the election authorities in Hyderabad, 23.17 per cent of over 2.8 crore voters have cast their votes in the first four hours.

The polling, which began on a dull note at 7 a.m. has picked up in the last two hours. Long queues of voters including women were seen especially in rural areas.

Chief Electoral Officer Rajath Kumar said the polling has so far been peaceful and smooth.

Polling was underway in all the 119 constituencies - 32,815 polling stations spread across 31 districts - in the first full-fledged elections in India's youngest state.

In some polling centres, the proces...