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Uttarakhand landslide: 1,800 Chardham pilgrims visiting Badrinath affected

A major landslide occurred near Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway yesterday

ANI  |  Vishnuprayag (Uttarakhand) 

Uttarakhand LANDSLIDE, chardham pilgrims, badrinath
Officials inspect landslide site in Uttarakhand; BRO working to clear Highway. Photo: ANI

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday assured that there have been neither casualties, injuries nor any cases of stranded passengers following the landslide yesterday evening, and assured that all blocked roads will be cleared today itself.

"No one was stranded, there were no unfortunate incidents, 1800 tourists (against reported 15K) were affected and arrangements were made for them. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and other authorities are working on clearing the debris and route will be opened today; all the suitable arrangements are in place," Rawat tweeted.



Rawat further assured saying, "Information of landslides was shared with various towns along yatra route and that helped avoid stranding on the roads. Road will reopen today".



A major landslide occurred near Rishikesh-Highway yesterday, which caused an impediment for the pilgrims visiting

Chamoli district administration has provided all facilities to pilgrims who are at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and The pilgrims have been asked to stay at these places till the way is cleared.

First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 11:25 IST