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U'khand landslide: Blocked roads to re-open today, assures CM Rawat

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 May 2017, 9:39 IST

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 20 may assured that there have been neither casualties, injuries nor any cases of stranded passengers following the landslide on 19 may in the 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 on 20 may; all the suitable arrangements are in place," Rawat tweeted.

Rwat 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 on 20 may".

A major landslide occurred near Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on 19 may, which caused an impediment for the Chardham pilgrims visiting Badrinath.

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


First published: 20 May 2017, 9:39 IST