Bengal govt cancels transport agreement with Sikkim

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By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
Published: March 14, 2018 12:33 am


Bengal govt has cancelled a transport agreement with Sikkim that had been on hold for over a decade. (Image used for representational purpose) 

The West Bengal government has cancelled a transport agreement with Sikkim that had been on hold for over a decade. Officials said that the two states had signed the agreement in 2007 to allow free movement of tourist and commercial vehicles. As per the agreement, vehicles from Sikkim could enter anywhere in Bengal, while those from the state could only enter three Sikkim towns — Gangtok in East, Pelling in West and Namchi in South, they said.

“Any agreement is reciprocal in nature. The agreement was on hold for several years. Finally, it was not renewed in January this year,” Adhikari told The Indian…

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