About 150 from Karnataka pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-30 13:24 Bengaluru: Following heavy cloudburst in Uttarakhand, at last 150 people from Karnataka who were on their pilgrimage to the hill-state are stranded in a remote village in Tehri district since Sunday. However, there are no casualties.A massive cloudburst in the Ghansali area of Tehri district in Uttarakhand disrupted the Char Dham Yatra on Saturday. Besides, a number of houses in the Balganga valley were damaged and several pilgrims were stranded along the way to Kedarnath.The Resident Commissioner in Delhi, Atul Kumar Tiwari the district administration is in touch with other districts and measures will be taken to ensure safety of pilgrims. Besides, stranded pilgrims will be flown back to Delhi or Karnataka by Monday evening. The movement of vehicles in the Tehri district has been restricted following damage to roads.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has indicated that all efforts would be made for the safe return of the people of the state.Of 150 pilgrims, 45 are from Bengaluru currently stranded in Chamiyala village in Tehri district. They have recorded a two-minute video highlighting their plight and appealed to the state government for immediate help.