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J&K Police comes to rescue of people; 700 stranded passengers evacuated from snow-bound areas

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Over 1000 provided shelter, food at Banihal

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 04: In view of inclement weather in the state particularly snow fall in the valley, police has pressed into service its men and machinery to provide assistance to the people, particularly the stranded passengers in the snow bound areas.

Police personnel in the affected areas are on job to help the civil administration in mitigating the people’s sufferings.

In a statement issued today, police said that in the aftermath of snow fall, J& K police has deployed evacuation teams across all affected areas of the state.

Police personnel along with Traffic Police rescued 700 stranded passeners from the snow hit areas of Jawahar Tunnel and Drass, said the statement.

In a night long operation police Kulgam evacuated 700 stranded passengers at Jawahar Tunnel. Passengers stranded at either sides were evacuated and brought to Qazigund from eastern side, BanihalĀ  from southern side and CRPF establishments, it said.

600 people were evacuated from Banihal area and accommodated at Nowgam and Gund area of Banihal in shelter sheds, religious places and sarais. Over 1000 civilians were provided food and shelter in Banihal by Police and civil administration, added the statement.

People in the affected areas have been asked to inform the nearest police post for assistance.

Some stranded tourists were evacuated by Anantnag and Baramulla police from the snow bound areas of Cheeni Wuder and Gulmarg.

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