45 Mysore tourists return to B'lore safe

45 Mysore tourists return to B'lore safe

About 45 tourists from Mysore who had gone to Haridwar arrived at Bangalore City Railway Station aboard Karnataka Express train on Tuesday.

They said though the Ganges at Haridwar was in spate, they did not face any problems being at a safe place. 

Meanwhile, Minister for Infrastructure Development and Information Santhosh Lad met over 150 pilgrims from Karnataka stranded in Badrinath and assured them of safe return home.

Lad, who is camping in Uttarakhand since June 21, met the tourists at Badrinath, Gowrikund and Ramabad areas stranded for a fortnight. Information is being collected about all tourists from State and health camps and temporary shelters have now been set up.

As per details available from helpline managed by Disaster Management Cell of Revenue Department, about 537 tourists from State are still stranded, while 818 tourists have been rescued.

Apart from helplines, public have been requested to give details about stranded tourists to Revenue Department by calling helpline number 2225 3707 and 080-1070.

One can also email to secyreliefrev@karnataka.gov.in and secy.dm@gmail.com. The details about stranded tourists once obtained will be conveyed to State governemnt as well as Uttarakhand government and required steps taken, said S M Nandappa from Revenue Department.