Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today mentioned that total of 179 pilgrims from Maharashtra are stranded at various places subsequent after a massive landslide in Uttarakhand. He further mentioned that all of them are safe.
He stated: “All of them (pilgrims) are safe. We have ascertained it. Of the total 179 from Maharashtra who are stranded there, 102 are from Aurangabad and 38 from Pune,” he said.
The other travellers hail from Sangli and Jalgaon districts, Fadnavis said in the Lower House on the first day of the three-day special session of the legislature called to ratify the GST bill. he Railway administration has made arrangements to bring them back to Maharashtra, Fadnavis said.
Ajit Pawar (NCP) said the state government should make adequate arrangements to help those stranded. He suggested deputing an IAS officer to coordinate rescue work. adnavis said “We have a permanent system in place. The disaster management department coordinates such operations.”