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Manipur bound trucks unwilling to ply on NH39

Kohima, Jun 24 : Even though the blockade on National Highway 39 has been lifted, the Manipur bound trucks are still continuing to boycott the highway expressing apprehension over the security and non-payment of compensation for the damaged trucks in Nagaland.

The Nagaland government has already provided heavy security to the truckers to ply on the Highway 39 by deploying Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), CRPF and ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and only 11 trucks bound for Manipur left Dimapur yesterday only under heavy security cover by central Para-military forces. Sources said that two platoon of CRPF and three companies of ITBP have been deployed to provide security to the NH 39 from Dimapur to Mao Gate, the inter-state border point of Nagaland and Manipur and the Nagaland police like NAP and IRB personnel is providing logistic support to the forces.

Meanwhile, the Transport and Drivers Council (TDC) had reportedly resolved not to ply vehicles on NH 39 till the costs of damaged vehicles were compensated by the Centre.

Some of the trucks were damaged during the economic blockade by Naga organisations while few were reportedly damaged inside Manipur by the supporters of TDC for not obeying their dictate. Kohima, Jun 24 : Even though the blockade on National Highway 39 has been lifted, the Manipur bound trucks are still continuing to boycott the highway expressing apprehension over the security and non-payment of compensation for the damaged trucks in Nagaland.

The Nagaland government has already provided heavy security to the truckers to ply on the Highway 39 by deploying Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), CRPF and ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and only 11 trucks bound for Manipur left Dimapur yesterday only under heavy security cover by central Para-military forces. Sources said that two platoon of CRPF and three companies of ITBP have been deployed to provide security to the NH 39 from Dimapur to Mao Gate, the inter-state border point of Nagaland and Manipur and the Nagaland police like NAP and IRB personnel is providing logistic support to the forces.

Meanwhile, the Transport and Drivers Council (TDC) had reportedly resolved not to ply vehicles on NH 39 till the costs of damaged vehicles were compensated by the Centre.

Some of the trucks were damaged during the economic blockade by Naga organisations while few were reportedly damaged inside Manipur by the supporters of TDC for not obeying their dictate.