RASUWA — Nepal-China at the Rasuwagadhi will be closed for 72 hours from Thursday midnight to Sunday midnight, ahead of the first phase of federal parliament and provincial elections scheduled for November 26.
The decision comes in line with the mandatory requirement to seal international borders ahead of the elections,according to Rasuwa Chief District Officer Chomendra Neupane.
CDO Neupane said security has been heightened in the district as ballot papers and boxes have already reached polling centres. The order will halt the movement of people and vehicles across the border.
Around 1,500 personnel from temporary police, Nepal Police, Nepal Army and the National Investigation Department have been mobilised for the polls, he said.