Thousands of people leave Kathmandu Valley to cast their votes

Published On: May 11, 2022 10:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 11: People residing temporarily in Kathmandu Valley due to various reasons are returning to their home to cast their votes in the May 13 local level election. 

According to Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, the number of people leaving the Valley has increased as of late with most of them going home to exercise one of the greatest democratic rights–the Right to Vote.

Inflow of people into the Valley is lesser than exodus. Around 10,000 to 15,000 people are leaving the Valley on average on a daily basis lately. The statistics as of last Monday showed that 55,746 passengers traveled outside of Valley in 7,911 vehicles while 42,544 entered the Valley during the same period. 

The statistic does not include the passengers traveling in private vehicles and reserved ones, police said.

A total of 17,733,723 voters are enrolled in the voters' list updated by the Election Commission of Nepal. There are a total of 10,756 polling stations and 21,955 polling booths for the upcoming election. 

Security arrangements have been made accordingly, classifying 2,946 polling stations as highly sensitive, 4,423 as sensitive one and 3,387 as less sensitive, according to the EC. 

The election is going to be held in a single phase and the silent  hour began starting Tuesday midnight.


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