News: Pondy CM urges Bahuguna to take efforts to rescue trapped people

Puducherry, Jun 21 : Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today urged the Uttarakhand government to take necessary steps to rescue those from Puducherry trapped in that state.

In a letter to his Uttarakhand counterpart Vijay Bahuguna today, Mr Rangasmay said around 49 tourists from Puducherry went to Gangotri temple on May 28 and on their way back they were stranded in between Gangotri and Uttarakhand. The stranded had informed him (Rangasamy) over cell phone that they were staying in hotel Sunrise and that they were running short of money, food and also falling sick.

Mr Rangasamy urged Mr Bahuguna to take necessary steps to drop them down at Uttarakand so that they could continue their journey back and reach their homes at the earliest. He also took up the case of College Professor Kumerasan from Karaikal who was reported missing in Uttarakhand and said there was no communication from him for the last one week and steps may be taken to trace and rescue him.

Meanwhile, the Federation for People’s Rights here today urged the administration to take immediate steps to identify those from Puducherry trapped in Uttrakhand and rescue them. Federation Secretary G Sugumaran in a statement today said a college professor from Karaikal region Kumeresan had reportedly been trapped in Uttarakand and his family members had sought the help of Chief Minister N Rangasamy to trace and rescue him. The Chief Minister should take steps in this regard on a warfooting, he added.

UNI / 21.06.2013

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