Gangtok, Feb 13 (PTI) A convoy of 94 vehicles left Rangpo in Sikkim for Siliguri today via National Highway 31A which passes through Darjeeling district where Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite bandh enters fifth day.

The convoy left Rangpo with police escort in view of the bandh, police said.

They said for the last few days GJM picketers had only allowed Sikkim National Transport (SNT) vehicles to pass on the highway and private vehicles and taxis were plying at their own risk.

Meanwhile, the Sikkim Hotels and Restaurant Association (SHRA) has urged the people of the Darjeeling hills and the GJM leaders there to allow unhindered vehicular movement to Sikkim on National Highway 31A as it was the lifeline of the landlocked state.