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Landslide: 1500 pilgrims feared stranded 

Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand: Hundreds of pilgrims are feared stranded after a landslide occurred near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district blocking the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on May 19.

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 on Saturday, May 20.

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.

 

 

source: NDTV

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