Char Dham Yatra 2017

Badrinath highway is expected to open till noon

Army Jawans helping pilgrims at Vishnuprayag

Army Jawans helping pilgrims at Vishnuprayag

After the landslide at Vishnuprayag on Badrinath highway, the administration is providing for accommodation and food to the pilgrims stranded during the yatra. Due to quick action by administration, no pilgrims have been reported injured in the landslide. After half past three on friday, a large part of Hathi Parvat stone hill started to crack down. All vehicles were stopped at 4 pm and a large portion of the hill came down at 5 pm blocking 100 mtrs of highway.

At the site of landslide about 1800 pilgrims stranded and about 10,000 pilgrims were reported to be at Badrinath, Govindghat and Joshimath. A team of BRO and ARMY were started clearing the debris and stones from the highway. With the help of Army Jawans and BRO team, administration will open the highway till Saturday noon.

Last night Army comes for help for pilgrims stranded at Joshimath. Proper food and shelter were provided by Army to the pilgrims. More than 1500 pilgrims took shelter at Gurudwara at Govindghat and 500 at Pandukeshwar.



Updated On: May 20, 2017

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