Government to provide security escort to goods trucks today

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IMPHAL, October 28: Eight days after the Kuki Peoples`™ Liberation Front imposed a 10-day economic blockade along the national highways starting October 20 midnight, the government will be providing security escort to goods truck tomorrow.

The blockade will end on October 31 midnight.

It is learnt that the provision of security escort tomorrow to transporters will be coordinated by the operation section of the Manipur Police Headquarter.

At the same time it is also learnt that the security provision will only be for transporters plying along the National Highway 37 and not for those plying along NH 2 (Imphal-Dimapur).

Sources also informed that the vehicles which will be escorted till Jiribam from Imphal tomorrow will not include any oil tankers or gas bullets.

It may be mentioned that even during normal days when there is no bandh or blockade along the highways, the government provide security escort to goods trucks plying along the NH 37, however, this will be the first time security escorts will be provided during the 10-day long blockade imposed by the KPLF which will end on October 31 midnight.

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