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Hooda visits Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today visited Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar to meet the people belonging to Haryana, who were rescued from various parts of flood ravaged Uttarakhand.

Hooda also reviewed the working of centres set up at Dehradun and Rishikesh by the state government for providing necessary help to the people of Haryana who were stranded at various places of Uttarakhand, an official release said here.

Thousands of people are still stranded at various places in Uttarakhand and rescue operations are being carried out at faster pace, the release quoting Hooda said.

"With the help of government, military and volunteers, stranded people were being taken to safer places," he said.

50,000 blankets would be sent for people stranded at various place in Uttarakhand and out of these, 25,000 blankets have already been dispatched from Panipat of Haryana today, Hooda said.

Buses of Haryana Roadways have been deployed to carry rescued persons from Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar to their destinations free of cost, he said.

The Chief Minister said that the disaster in Uttarakhand is a "painful" incident and state Government is providing every possible help for the stranded persons to reach their destinations.

Hooda also met persons who have been provided shelter at railway station, bus stand, ashram and dharamshalas.

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First Published: Sun, June 23 2013. 18:20 IST