The Army came to the rescue of 400 stranded tourists in Sikkim after heavy snowfall.

News Guard Verified Post

“Operation Himrahat” was initiated by Trishakti Corps Army soldiers in collaboration with police and civil administration, stated the spokesperson. The rescue mission was launched promptly to aid those in need.

In Sikkim, around 100 automobiles were left stranded on Saturday night.

Following heavy snowfall in Sikkim, around 400 tourists were stranded and consequently rescued by the Army. Emergency assistance was provided, which included medical care and food, according to defence sources on Sunday.

Late on Saturday afternoon, approximately 400 tourists, including 50 children and 142 women, found themselves stranded while heading back from Natu La and Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim. Lt Col Mahendra Rawat, a spokesperson for the Defence, confirmed this information. The group was driving in nearly 100 vehicles.

In an instant response, the “Operation Himrahat” rescue mission was initiated by the Trishakti Corps soldiers in conjunction with the civil administration and police, as per the statement from the spokesperson.

Late into Saturday night, the operations for relief and rescue were ongoing.

Provided with safe havens, warm clothing, medical assistance, and hot meals, the tourists were relocated by the troops. Lt Col Rawat confirmed that arrangements were made for the tourists’ accommodations during their stay.

With the help of the Army’s General Reserve Engineering Force dozers, the road opening on Sunday morning was successfully completed. By 9 am, the vehicles were able to make their way to Gangtok.

To Gangtok, the troops acted swiftly and cleared the road early for vehicle transit.

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