Joint Commissioner, Relief, P R Mohapatra said the pilgrims from Bhanjanagar area of the district have been stranded at a pilgrim's shelter while they were returning from Badrinath shrine due to heavy snowfall.
Mohapatra said the Uttarakhand government has been informed about the plight of the pilgrims and requested to provide necessary support.
"As ascertained over telephone from one of the pilgrims, they are without food since Saturday night and facing problems due to power cut," Mohapatra said.
"It is, therefore, requested to kindly provide necessary support to them and arrange their safe journey home," the Joint Commissioner said in a letter to the district Collector of Chamoli, Uttarakhand.
Stating that the pilgrims would return as soon as the road is cleared, he said steps would be taken to rescue them from the area, if necessary.
Bhanjanagar Sub-Collector Rajendra Minj said steps are being taken for the safe return of the pilgrims.
We have spoken to the local authorities in Uttarakhand for helping the stranded pilgrims, Minj said.
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