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GJM delegation met three union ministers regarding present situation of Darjeeling hills

GJM delegation met three union ministers regarding present situation of Darjeeling hills
A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha delegation led by Shri Bimal Gurung, President GJM, Shri S. S. Ahluwalia, Member of Parliament, Shri Roshan Giri, General Secretary, GJM, Shri Benoy Tamang, Asst General Secretary and Shri P.T Ola , Central Committee, GJM met Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs, Smt Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Ministry of Road Transport and Highway, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari and Hon'ble Minister for Tourism and Culture, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi today.



The GJM delegation briefed all three union ministers regarding the present situation of Darjeeling hills and appraised them on the century old demand of the Gorkhas.
Here are few specific points raised by the GJM to the concerned Ministers :-
1. Smt Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs.
i. Reopening of Jhelepa Pass for trade via Kalimpong.
ii. Opening of Passport Seva Kendra at Siliguri.
2. Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport and Highway.
i. Immediate steps to repair the NH55 road with special focus on Tindharia and also repair the 40 km road between Kurseong and Darjeeling.
ii. Alternative NH from Siliguri via Mirik along Balasan River to Darjeeling.
iii. Immediate repair of the Coronation Bridge as it connects the Darjeeling district with Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts, the Northeast and Bhutan with the rest of India.
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism and Culture.
i. Proposal of a Hotel Management School under the Government of India worth 63 cr
ii. Sidrabong Hydro Project to be declared a National Heritage.

Source: Bimal Gurung Official

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