Spl arrangement for tourists, no blockade on NH-31A: GJM
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:54
Siliguri: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Sunday said it would make special arrangements for tourists and allow Sikkim-bound people uninterrupted passage through the NH-31A, as it prepares for the 96-hour shutdown in Darjeeling from tomorrow.

Benoy Tamang, Press Secretary of the GJM, told newsmen in Darjeeling that two special buses would take tourists to Pintal village, near here, from Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong and back during the four days.

The GJM, which is spearheading the renewed agitation for a separate state after the Centre conceded to the Telengana demand, would set up special tourist assistance cells in all the four places. All essential services would also be kept out of the purview of the bandh.

Tamang said that party general secretary, Roshan Giri, who is camping in Delhi, would hold talks with the BJP leadership tomorrow on its Gorkhaland demand.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling had yesterday evaded questions on Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's (GJM) call for 96-hour shut down on the statehood issue.

Chamling had been vocal in the past on disruption of traffic on the sole highway connecting Sikkim with the rest of the country due to political agitation in Darjeeling Hills.


First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 19:54

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