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Rescued Uttarakhand pilgrims arrive in Vijaywada

PTI  Vijayawada, June 23, 2013
First Published: 12:22 IST(23/6/2013) | Last Updated: 12:50 IST(23/6/2013)

Pilgrims from Krishna district, who were rescued after being stranded in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand, reached Vijaywada on Sunday from New Delhi.

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As many as 153 people, who belonged to various places in the district, arrived in a special train Sunday morning.

The railway administration attached four bogies to the New Delhi-Visakhapatnam Link Express for residents of Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry, and two coaches to Puri-Tirupati Express for those belonging to Ongole and Nellore, to facilitate their journey home, said Additional Divisional Railway Manager S Subba Rao.

Pilgrims were provided free food at the railway station.


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