Visakhapatnam corporators, families stuck in ghat road due to landslip
Over 200 tourists, including 95 corporators of Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and their family members were stuck on a ghat road
HYDERABAD: Over 200 tourists, including 95 corporators of Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and their family members were stuck on a ghat road while they were going from the study tour of Kulu-Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Chandigarh following a landslide.
The corporators and their families from Visakhapatnam embarked on a study tour of the tourist place in Himachal Pradesh on August 16.
Their buses were stranded on the ghat road following a landslide on Friday night. They could not continue their journey nor could they return too.
The Army personnel were deployed to rescue the stranded corporators and their kin. However, the road could not be cleared due to incessant rains.
The landslip occurred from the mountain at a place called 'mindh' (accurate name could not be established), situated at a distance of 240 km west of Chandigarh.
They toured several places in Kulu municipality on Friday. The corporators toured Delhi, Simla, Kulu-Manali in Himachal Pradesh so far.
Further details are awaited.
The City Mayor Hari Kumari thanked the officials and administrations of Himachal and Uttarakhand Governments and armed forces for ensuring the safety of the corporators. She said that the road was cleared and by evening the Corporator were expected to reach Chandigarh. The Mayor also thanked TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy and Minister Gudivada Amarnath and army officials for their timely intervention to rescue the Corporators.