Advertisement

HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

IAF evacuates 180 people in Uttarakhand

IANS  New Delhi, June 18, 2013
First Published: 17:54 IST(18/6/2013) | Last Updated: 17:55 IST(18/6/2013)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday airlifted 180 stranded people from Uttarakhand following rains in the state that triggered landslides and washed away some roads, an official said in New Delhi.

Advertisement

He said people - including locals, pilgrims and tourists - had been evacuated from areas en route to Kedarnath on Tuesday and relief efforts were continuing.

The official said 500 food packets had been dropped for the marooned people in Guptkashi area of Uttarakhand.

He said IAF helicopters had air dropped teams of the National Disaster Relief Force in Rekongpeo, Karcham and Sangla Valley areas of Himachal Pradesh.

"Relief operations are in full swing under operation Rahat to provide succour to thousands of stranded pilgrims and tourists," the official said.

He said the IAF's Western Air Command (WAC) had responded to requests from various states for providing flood relief.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

A 29-year-old woman, daughter of principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, was found dead on Wednesday morning at her father's official residence inside the school campus.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved