Uttarakhand landslide: CM says only 1800 pilgrims affected; route to open today

Uttarakhand landslide: CM says only 1800 pilgrims affected; route to open today

"The road will be opened for the traffic by this afternoon today", a district official said.

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

Gopeshwar: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was closed on Friday near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district due to a landslide, following which hundreds of pilgrims were feared stranded at different places here.

It is being hoped that the route can be opened for the traffic by tomorrow afternoon.

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A major portion of a hill collapsed near Hathipahad yesterday.

The state is draws a lot of tourists from across the country as it has several pilgrimages such as Badrinath and Kedarnath.

The landslide happened during the ongoing "Chardham Yatra" when nearly 2.5 lakh pilgrims have visited the sacred temples in the state so far. "We need to make a temporary bypass for over 150 vehicles stranded on both sides of the blockade", Subramanian said. 'All arrangements related to food and accommodation for the pilgrims are being made by the respective district administrations, ' an Uttarakhand official said. According to the Indian Express, heavy rains had caused several cloudbursts, killing 30 people and washing away many houses in the state.

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