Lucknow: The Indian Army on Wednesday launched a website - -- to provide updates on the whereabouts of people stranded in disaster-hit Uttarakhand.

The site also provides information about the location of people, helpline numbers, lists of those rescued and their current locations.

A spokesman of the Central Command said that the website was a one-stop helpline for people in distress following the natural calamity in Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile, an overcast sky and low visibility at places on Wednesday did not come in the way of air rescue operations in rain-hit Uttarakhand, even though a thin veil of early morning fog briefly delayed flight of choppers from Sahasradhara helipad and Jollygrant airport.
A Pawan Hans pilot engaged in relief and rescue operations in Gauchar said the weather is okay in Uttarkashi with no major hindrance to air rescue operations.

As cremation of decaying bodies recovered from Kedarnath could not be performed on Tuesday due to bad weather, police tried to ensure that the process began on Wednesday in view of threat of outbreak of an epidemic looming large, officials said.


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