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EC Transports PR Ballots To Jumla Via NA Helicopter

Election Commission has transported ballot papers for House of Representatives (HoR) and Province Assembly (PA) election by helicopter.

The ballot papers that were earlier shipped to Surkhet were taken to Jumla on Nepali (NA) Army helicopter. NA Nandabox Battalion Chief Rabin Thapa said the NA-055 ECU Ecureuil helicopter flew twice towards Jumla carrying the ballot papers.

As Karnali Highway is not suitable for transporting ballot papers to district in large trucks, aerial route was proposed for shipping, Thapa said. The transport from Kathmandu to Surkeht was done in trucks.

The District Court, Jumla’s judge and Chief District Election Officer Bishnu Prasad Gautam coordinated the shipping of 151 thousands of ballots for Proportional Representation electoral system by flight. He also confirmed the arrival of PR ballot papers in the district.

According to him, 77 thousand ballot papers are for HoR elections while 74 thousand are for PA elections. Now shipping of four thousand ballot papers from Surkhet is awaited.

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