Essential items to be transported to Imphal

About 800 trucks and oil tankers left for Jiribam on Wednesday to bring essential items and petroleum products to the capital here.

The vehicles, escorted by security personnel, will arrive at Imphal on Thursday, official sources said. Vehicles have started arriving in the State since the landslide at Phesima near Kohima along Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati Road. Social organisations have appealed to traders not to increase the prices of essential items. —PTI