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Uttarakhand landslide: 800 among about 2000 stranded people resume journey

20 May 2017, 03:22 | Erica Roy

Uttarakhand landslide: 800 among about 2000 stranded people resume journey

Uttarakhand landslide: 800 among about 2000 stranded people resume journey

From last few years, frequent landslides and floods are observed in Uttarakhand which put thousands of pilgrimage stranded and lives of tens of people lost.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said today that 1800 tourists had been affected and not 15,000 as some media reports claimed earlier.

Dehradun: Efforts were on to restore movement on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway on Saturday, a day after a landslide near Vishnuprayag blocked the route in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

It is pertinent to mention that the mountainside at Hathi Parvat is stated to have been unstable since it was hit by landslide following rains during 2015.


Rama Subramanian, the BRO commander, said big boulders fell on the highway along with debris.

Due to the landslide and closure of the highway, around 2,000 travellers on way to Badrinath, the famous pilgrim spot in the hill state, were left stranded at various places. SP Chamoli said that she has informed the police at Badrinath to stop the downward movement of any vehicle from the shrine till the road gets open.

PTI had reported the District Collector Ashish Joshi saying that the Border Roads Organisation working continuously working to clear the roads.

"By noon all roads will be cleared, and by evening, all pilgrims will be made to board trains to their respective home stations".



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