Prithivi Highway/File Photo for Representation
KATHMANDU: Vehicular movement would be permitted along Prithvi Highway in the April 23 by-election for the House of Representatives in Tanahu-1 as part of security plan.
An arrangement has been made to allow operation of vehicles from Muglin to Chapaghat along the Prithvi highway under police escorting.
Chief District Officer of Tanahu, Chhabilal Rijal, however, said that passengers would not be allowed to get in or off the bus in the places under Tanahu-1 where by-election is taking place on the day.
Vehicles to and from Muglin and Pokhara as well as those heading towards Muglin from Chapaghat would be escorted in a span of one and half hour, he added. Inner roads of five local levels under Tanahu-1 would be completely closed on Sunday, the day of by-election.
Rijal urged not to travel unnecessarily on Sunday and to use alternative route if there is emergency.
Passengers could not get off from vehicles at Byas, Abukhaireni, Bhanu, Bandipur and Devghat area in Tanahu-1 keeping the sensitivity of election in mind.
Ambulance, vehicles of health institutions and those carrying milk and garbage would be allowed playing on April 23.
CDO Rijal opined that security has been beefed up in order to hold election in free, fearless and impartial manner.