Darjeeling, 25th July: Roads and alleys in Darjeeling remained deserted on the second day of Bengal's '2-days a week' lockdown. Excluding essential services, all shops, both government and private offices remained closed.
Meanwhile, strict monitoring is being kept by the police in various parts of the town since this morning. Scarce to no vehicles were sighted on the road.
It is to recall, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Chairman Anit Thapa announced a complete lockdown in the municipal areas of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik for 07 days - starting July 26, in light of the increasing number of novel coronavirus positive cases in the hills.
However, after GTA's announcement, people were seen overcrowding the market areas hoarding essential goods. Long queues were also seen outside several liquor shops in the town.