The Indo-Nepal international border will be sealed for the next 72 hours ahead of the general election in Nepal which is scheduled to take place on November 20.
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have long borders with Nepal and the decision was made after a high level meeting as the people of both the countries do not require Visa or Passport to cross the borders.
The people will not be allowed to travel between these two countries from midnight of November 17 following the decision.
The Deputy Secretary of Election Commission cum Spokespersons Kamal Bhattarai, wrote a letter to Home Ministry of India and informed about the same.
In case anyone travels in Nepal through airlines, they have to produce Passport and ticket.
The official said that emergency services including ambulances, water tankers, milk tankers, fire tenders etc are exempted.
(With inputs from IANS)