DM denies road shut rumour

The Telegraph

Kalimpong, Aug. 25: Darjeeling district magistrate Surendra Gupta today denied reports that NH31A would be shut for a few days to facilitate the movement of army vehicles bound for Sikkim. The town had been agog with rumours about the supposed closure.

The commander of 764 Border Roads Task Force, which maintains the highway, too, denied any knowledge about the closure.

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