".There were no unfortunate incidents, 1,800 tourists (against reported 15K) were affected & arrangements were made for them (sic)", Rawat posted on Twitter.
Dehradun: Efforts were on to restore movement on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway on Saturday, a day after a landslide near Vishnuprayag blocked the route in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. "Of the 179 pilgrims from the state who are stranded, 102 are from Aurangabad and 38 from Pune", Mr Fadnavis told the Assembly on Saturday.
Officials have said that work on clearing the debris has begun and out of the 1,000 people stranded after the landslide, almost 800 people have already resumed their onward journey. The state's Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has given specific orders to the Secretary of Disaster Management Department to keep a close watch on the emerging situation.
Huge boulders had rolled down the Hathi Pahar mountain yesterday afternoon blocking the highway.
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Officials said, the pilgrimage has been temporarily stopped and the people - including women and children have been asked to take shelter at the major halts on the route.
Meanwhile, the pilgrims are being facilitated at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.
Officials said an estimated 11,000 people are stranded on both sides of the landslide spot.
Uttarakhand faced a similar situation after heavy rains and landslides left almost 30 people dead in July 2016. Officially, however, the number was fixed at 5,000 as many bodies were lost in the deluge.