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AKIPRESS.COM - Last night saw traffic jam and large crowd of people who could not cross the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.
According to the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan, starting from 6 pm October 10, the Kazakhstani side has switched its works on checkpoints on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border to enhanced mode. "It therefore caused accumulation of passenger traffic, cargo and vehicles across the state border," the statement said.
Additionally, starting from 10 pm October 10, the Kyrgyz State Border Serviced switched to enhanced mode of operation in connection with upcoming presidential election due on October 15.
"There are no restrictions in crossing the checkpoints from Kyrgyz side," the statement added calling for understanding "the temporary inconveniences."
Drivers say they haven't seen traffic jams this long for a long while in the border area. According to the drivers, in one hour Kazakhstan lets 2 cars from Kyrgyzstan into its territory.