NHPC strike till inspection

Morcha supporters sign on a map outlining the territory they want to be considered as Gorkhaland near Darjeeling More in Siliguri on Tuesday. Picture by Kundan Yolmo
Darjeeling, Aug. 19: The forest department has agreed to conduct a field inspection next week for the transfer of land to the NHPC for the construction of an alternative route along the Teesta- Takdha road.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which has stopped work at the sites of the two hydel projects for the past two days, however, said it would carry on with its protest till the inspection took place on August 25.