Dehradun: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday make an aerial survey of flood-hit Uttarakhand where more than 550 people have lost their lives and over 50,000 people are still feared stranded.

Modi will also meet his Uttarakhand counterpart Vijay Bahuguna later in the day to discuss the situation.
Modi on arrival in Dehradun had said, "In this hour of crisis, the whole country stands in solidarity with the hill state. We will do all we can to lend a helping hand to the state government to deal with this crisis.”

In order to ensure smooth passage of pilgrims from Gujarat stranded at the Himalayan shrines to their homes, two chartered planes 747 Boeings (Jet Airways) with a capacity of 140 persons each will start evacuating pilgrims from high altitude areas in Uttarakhand to Ahmedabad in two separate sorties from Saturday.

The BJP leader will undertake a tour of the affected areas in rain-hit Uttarakhand where the famed Char Dhams have borne the brunt of devastation, especially Kedarnath which has turned virtually into a ghost town with an unspecified number of bodies lying under tonnes of debris in the temple premises and many strewn all over.

(JPN/Agencies)

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Dehradun: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday make an aerial survey of flood-hit Uttarakhand where more than 550 people have lost their lives and over 50,000 people are still feared stranded.

Modi will also meet his Uttarakhand counterpart Vijay Bahuguna later in the day to discuss the situation.

Modi on arrival in Dehradun had said, "In this hour of crisis, the whole country stands in solidarity with the hill state. We will do all we can to lend a helping hand to the state government to deal with this crisis.”

In order to ensure smooth passage of pilgrims from Gujarat stranded at the Himalayan shrines to their homes, two chartered planes 747 Boeings (Jet Airways) with a capacity of 140 persons each will start evacuating pilgrims from high altitude areas in Uttarakhand to Ahmedabad in two separate sorties from Saturday.

The BJP leader will undertake a tour of the affected areas in rain-hit Uttarakhand where the famed Char Dhams have borne the brunt of devastation, especially Kedarnath which has turned virtually into a ghost town with an unspecified number of bodies lying under tonnes of debris in the temple premises and many strewn all over.

           

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