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Kathmandu Valley has witnessed an increase in road fatalities for the past few days as a large number of traffic police personnel have been deployed outside the Valley to provide security during the elections.
Last week—from November 6 to November 12—a total of 13 people died in Kathmandu Valley alone, the Valley Traffic Police Office data show. The number is double compared to normal times. The office, however, does not have a record of the exact number of road accidents and hit-and-run cases, which are common in the Valley.
The deployment of traffic police during the elections has drawn criticism from the general public and traffic experts. Users of social media stated that the elections were the reason why the traffic police were not responding to public complaints of traffic rule infractions.