Hyderabad: As many as 2,425 pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh are stranded in various places of rain-ravaged state of Uttarakhand, Andhra officials said in Hyderabad.
Andhra Pradesh disaster management commissioner said a control room has been opened at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi. The telephone numbers are: 011-23384188, 011-23782644, 011-23382031.
A helpline has been also set up in Uttarakhand and one can make enquiries at - 0135-2714334 /2714335.
Two teams of official from Andhra Pradesh Bhavan are in Dehradun. The Resident Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh Bhavan is also facilitating the movement of stranded pilgrims to Delhi, an official release said.
Pilgrims arriving from the hill state in Delhi would get accommodation, food, medicines and transport facilities at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan.

A total of 195 pilgrims have been sent back from Haridwar to Delhi. Another 500 pilgrims are expected to reach Delhi by Friday.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has been requested to provide accommodation to the pilgrims at their ashram in Rishikesh, the release added.


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