Chardham Yatra 2022 A bus carrying Chardham Yatris fell into a gorge near Data on Yamunotri National Highway. The accident took place on the Yamunotri National Highway between Data and Bernina. The bus was carrying a pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh and 30 people including the driver.
Jagran Correspondent, Uttarkashi: A bus carrying Chardham Yatris fell into a gorge near Data on Yamunotri National Highway. The bus was carrying a pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh and 30 people including the driver. The accident took place on the Yamunotri National Highway between Data and Bernina.
The bodies of 22 pilgrims have been retrieved. And six pilgrims were injured. At present, the injured have been sent to Data Primary Health Center for first aid. It is being told that the bus driver had not slept for two days.
Chief Minister Dhami reached the disaster control room
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has reached the Disaster Control Room at the Secretariat to take stock of the accident. He is taking information about the accident and relief and rescue operations. Expressing grief over the accident, the Chief Minister has directed the district administration to carry out relief and rescue work expeditiously. The Chief Minister has also given instructions for proper treatment of the injured. It has been told that SDM, Tehsildar Badkot, SDRF, Police, and Ambulance have been deployed. Rescue work is in progress.
Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami regarding the bus carrying 28 pilgrims who fell into a gorge in Uttarkashi. He tweeted that the local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in the rescue work. The injured are being taken to the hospital for treatment. NDRF team will arrive soon.
Instructions to send NDRF also
The bus of pilgrims from the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh left Haridwar at 10:00 am on Sunday. The injured are being rescued. SDRF team is on the spot. District Magistrate Abhishek Ruhela was directed to send doctors and ambulances to the spot.
Along with this, the CMO was instructed to keep adequate resources ready for the treatment of the injured in PHC Data and CHC Naugaon. The District Magistrate was also directed to dispatch NDRF and Disaster QRT and Revenue team. The District Magistrate has left for the incident site.
Vehicle number UK 04 PA 1541 is a train of the Kumaon division, which was sent to Haridwar on behalf of Traffic Tourism and Development Co-operative Federation Limited Company. There were 28 people from Madhya Pradesh on the bus. This bus has been issued a green card by the ARTO Rishikesh office from May 15 to November 15. A trip card was issued to this bus on Sunday. This vehicle was also checked at the Data check post at 6:40 pm.