UTTARAKHAND

Landslide: 15,000 pilgrims stranded on Badrinath NH

INDIA-ACCIDENT-LANDSLIDE Travellers and motorists gather after a landslide blocked their route along the national highway on the outskirts of Vishuprayag | AFP

Efforts to clear debris underway, road to be open by 12pm today

As many 15,000 people were left stranded due to a landslide near Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway.

The highway has been closed, following which the BRO officials said the efforts to clear the boulders were on war footing and the path would be open by 12 pm today.

District Magistrate Ashish Josh and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have reached the spot and are monitoring the situation.

Meanwhile, the pilgrims are being facilitated at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has instructed Secretary Amit Negi to constantly monitor the situation.

He said the situation would be brought under control and assured the passengers that the Chaar Dhaam yatra would go smoothly.

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