Gorkha Activists Block NH 10, Several Vehicles Stranded

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Darjeeling: National Highway 10 from Siliguri to Sikkim has been blocked by Gorkhaland activists. A big number of supporters are protesting near Rangpo bridge.

Vehicles plying from Sikkim to Siliguri have been brought to a halt. One loaded truck has been torched near Kalijhora.

Sikkim government sources in Gangtok said they had on Sunday requested their West Bengal counterpart to provide security to vehicles passing through Darjeeling district in NH 31A in view of the GJM agitation.

The West Bengal government had assured them that security would be provided to vehicles going to Sikkim or coming from Sikkim and police would carry out extensive patrolling in the highway, the sources said.