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Tourists stranded at Sela Pass rescued by BRO team after heavy snowfall

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HT Digital,

Itanagar, Feb 23: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has initiated continuous rescue operations to evacuate all individuals stranded in the higher areas of Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh owing to severe snowfall.

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From February 22, the area has experienced heavy snowfall leading to traffic disruption and road closures. The BRO, exceeding its duty of maintaining roads open for traffic, has undertaken a rescue operation to evacuate approximately 70 stranded tourists and locals at the Sela Pass.

This incident occurred when several vehicles got stuck at the Sela Pass on the night of February 22/23, leading 42 BRTF of Project Vartak to mobilise its personnel and equipment for rescue.

Despite chilling temperatures dropping below -10 degrees Celsius, the BRO team successfully evacuated the stranded individuals by 4:30 am on February 23.

Project Vartak has deployed personnel 24/7 on various critical roads in the region to ensure traffic movement at all times.

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