Around 6,200 employees and security personnel have been mobilized for local-level election in Banke district.

Chief District Officer, Surya Bahadur Khatri, aid that around 2,200 employees of civil service and corporations as well as more than 4,000 security personnel have been mobilized in the district for local polls taking place on Friday.

There are 136 voting centres and 379 polling booths in the district. Out of 136 voting centres, 105 voting centres have been included in the most sensitive list while 30 voting centres have been kept in sensitive list by reviewing the security challenges.

Similarly, Nepali Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have been mobilized separately for the security.

He further said that security arrangement has been made by categorizing the voting centres as the most-sensitive and sensitive keeping the security sensitivity in mind as Banke shares borders with India.

Movement via checkpoints has been completely banned from May 10 midnight to May 14 midnight as per the bilateral agreement to close Nepal-India border for 72 hours in order to hold local-level polls in a peaceful manner.

A total of 329,473 voters are participating in the election in Banke. The district has one sub-metropolis, one municipality and six rural municipalities.