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Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, on Sunday visited Dehra Dun, Rishikesh and Haridwar to meet people belonging to Haryana, who were rescued from various parts of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Mr. Hooda also reviewed the centres set up at Dehra Dun and Rishikesh by the State Government to provide necessary help to people from Haryana, who were stranded at various places of Uttarakhand, an official release said here.

Thousands of people are still stranded at various places in Uttarakhand and rescue operations are being carried out at a faster pace, the release quoting Mr. Hooda said.

“With the help of the government, military and volunteers, stranded people were being taken to safer places,” he said.

He also said that 50,000 blankets would be sent for people stranded at various places in Uttarakhand and out of these, 25,000 blankets have already been dispatched from Panipat on Sunday.

Buses deployed

Buses of Haryana Roadways have been deployed to carry those rescued from Dehra Dun, Rishikesh and Haridwar to their destinations free of cost, he said.

The Chief Minister said that the disaster in Uttarakhand is a “painful” incident and the State Government is providing every possible help for those stranded to reach their destinations.

Mr. Hooda also met those who have been provided shelter at railway station, bus stand, ashram and dharamshalas. -- PTI


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