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Elections Affect ?

Jaipur, India
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Elections Affect ?

I am planning to visit Bodhgaya on 17th April from Patna and have booked a Taxi. But the tour operator has advised me not to visit on 17th because of elections in Patna and not in Gaya district. Please advise me what to do, should I stick to my plan to leave Patna by 8 AM or stay in Patna (Hotel) only.

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1. Re: Elections Affect ?


Being a local from patna,i too suggest you not to travel on election date.Even if it is in patna you have to travel 20 -25 km in patna district.During election date most of the roads will be blocked with check post of central paramilitary force and local police.Every whete you have to show identity and checking of vehicle so avoid it.

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It is not advisable to travel on the day of Election, if you could avoid it,it's better as you never know sometimes there are riots or different party supporters fighting.

Be safe.

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3. Re: Elections Affect ?

Hi Vibhor,

As advised above, please avoid plans of travelling on 17th. Incase you really make it, you can travel 16th till evening to Gaya, if tour operator is good it shouldn't be any issue.

Hope this will helps

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