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  Metros   Mumbai  21 May 2017  Pilgrims from Maharashtra safe in Uttarakhand: CM Fadnavis

Pilgrims from Maharashtra safe in Uttarakhand: CM Fadnavis

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Published : May 21, 2017, 1:29 am IST
Updated : May 21, 2017, 1:29 am IST

The chief minister also said that Railways would see to it that the pilgrims return safely to Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: A day after a major landslide occurred in Uttarakhand, leaving thousands of pilgrims stranded, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that 179 devotees from Maharashtra who are at Hatti Prayag are safe.

Mr Fadnavis said the state’s authorities have contacted the pilgrims.

The chief minister also said that Railways would see to it that the pilgrims return safely to Maharashtra.

“All of them (pilgrims) are safe. We have made sure of it. Of the 179 pilgrims from the state who are stranded, 102 are from Aurangabad and 38 from Pune,” Mr Fadnavis told the Assembly on Saturday.

The remaining pilgrims hail from Sangli and Jalgaon districts, Mr Fadnavis said in the Lower House on the first day of the three-day special session of the legislature  that was called to ratify the Good and Services Tax bill.

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