Landslide In Badrinath Route, 15000 people stranded

Landslide In Badrinath Route, 15000 people stranded

Meanwhile to facilitate the stranded pilgrims, who have struck due to landslide at Vishnuprayag, the State Government has released helpline numbers 2559898, 2552626, 2552627 & 2552628 and 1364.

A large number of pilgrims throng Uttarakhand in summer for the Chardham Yatra - a holy tour of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel are working round-the-clock to clear the debris that has blocked the route at Hathipahad, near Vishnuprayag.

Char Dham Yatra pilgrims were left stranded on Friday after a landslide occurred near Vishnuprayag on Badrinath route in Uttarakhand.

Although no casualties were reported, nearly 15 thousand tourists are stranded.

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"All arrangements related to food and accommodation for the pilgrims are being made by the respective district administrations", Rautela told HT.

The constable, posted along a mountain road, leading to the popular Hindu shrine, Badrinath, "spotted small rocks rolling down the Hathi Parvat", an area extremely prone to landslides. The pilgrims have been asked to stay at these places till the way is cleared.

No casualties were reported in a massive landslide on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-7), thanks to an alert police constable of Uttarakhand Police. Road will reopen today, said Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Uttarakhand faced a similar situation after heavy rains and landslides left almost 30 people dead in July 2016. The unofficial death toll, however, was pegged around 10,000 as many bodies were never found.

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