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Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath route in Uttarakhand, 1500 tourists stranded

PTI
Published : May 19, 2017, 9:14 pm IST
Updated : May 19, 2017, 9:14 pm IST

Border Roads Organisation personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and it could be opened for the traffic by tomorrow afternoon.

(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Gopeshwar: Hundreds of pilgrims are feared stranded after a landslide occurred near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district blocking the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway.

District Collector Ashish Joshi said that BRO (Border Roads Organisation) personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and it could be opened for the traffic by the afternoon tomorrow.

 

He also said efforts are on to provide all facilities to 1,000-1,500 pilgrims who are at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.

Tags: landslide, rishikesh-badrinath, national highway
Location: India, Uttarakhand