Communication unavailable for 4 remote polling stations in Bajura

BAJURA: As many as four polling stations in remote areas of Bajura district would remain out of reach of communications during the second phase of local level elections slated for June 28.

Polling stations at the Himal Bhakti Primary School, Bichchhaya Secondary School, Thulakot Lower Secondary School and Ganga Lower Secondary School in the remote Bichchhaya of Himali Rural Municipality are going to suffer unavailability of prompt and timely communication since the  telephone services are not available here.

Any information regarding the polling stations could be received only after the despatched authorities return from there, said the Chief District Officer (CDO) Devendra Lamichhane.

It takes at least two days to reach the nearest Rugin-based Kabadi Police Post from where walkie-talkie of security personnel could be used for communication.

Telephone facilities are available from Kolti of Budhinanda Municipality which takes even longer, according to the District Election Office.

Similarly, other polling stations in the district would also face some difficulties in communication, the Election Office further said.

According to the CDO Lamichhane, 42 polling stations out of total 92 locate in the remote areas in the district of Province 2.

The Election Commission staff and security personnel have been despatched at the poll centres on Tuesday.