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Arunachal CM lauds BRO for rescuing 70 stranded tourists in Tawang braving freezing cold and heavy snowfall

First Published: 25th February, 2024 10:14 IST

Since February 22, Tawang's higher reaches have seen significant snowfall, which has resulted in disruption of traffic and road closures

Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Pema Khandu on Saturday lauded the efforts of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) for rescuing 70 stranded tourists at Sela Pass in Tawang braving freezing cold and heavy snowfall.

Taking to X, CM Khandu wrote, “I take a bow to the extraordinary efforts of @BROindia personnel, who valiantly rescued 70 stranded tourists at Sela Pass in Tawang. The brave men confronted the fierce intensity of blizzard, battling howling winds that could numb the senses. Commendable work! Congratulations!”

Since February 22, Tawang’s higher reaches have seen significant snowfall, which has resulted in disruption of traffic and road closures and some tourist vehicles got stranded at Sela Pass. The temperature went down to minus 10 degrees.

Next day morning, 42 BRTF of Project Vartak mobilised its men and equipment to rescue them.

Beyond keeping the roads open for traffic, BRO personnel have carried out a rescue operation and evacuated at least 70 tourists and locals.

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