Chief minister Rawat said the route would be opened on Saturday as the Border Roads Organisation and other authorities were clearing the debris.
Chamoli: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Uttarakhand was closed near Vishnuprayag in Chamoli district due to a landslide. Government authorities are now busy in providing food and lodging to stranded pilgrims.
Over 1,800 travellers including pilgrims have been stranded after landslides hit a highway in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Saturday.
According to a report by Navbharat Times, the officials have asked the people to avoid any unnecessary travel till the situation is under control.
"The landslide that hit Chamoli district, which is around 40 km from Badrinath has not caused any damage to human lives".
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The local administration and some welfare organisations including Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee and Govindghat-based Gurdwara Management Committee have made efforts to provide food and shelter to the stranded pilgrims, he said.
Earlier this week, Maharashtra's Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation, Chandrakant Patil informed that hundreds of Char Dham pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand have been rescued.
Officials said it would take more than 24 hours to clear the road, following which those going to Badrinath and returning can resume their journey.
Officials said an estimated 11,000 people are stranded on both sides of the landslide spot. Officially, however, the number was fixed at 5,000 as many bodies were lost in the deluge.