Dharamshala: Kangra district authorities has requisitioned the services of a helicopter to airlift nine trekkers, who are from the Delhi Income Tax Department, as they are stuck up in Bara Bhangal, a remote landlocked valley in Kangra.
Ritesh Chauhan, deputy commissioner of Kangra stated here on Thursday (2.6.2016), “9 trekkers, who are employed with the Income Tax Department Delhi, have reached Bara Bhangal from Manali. Three of them are injured but not seriously. Besides this, there has been a representation from locals that due to damaged conditions of the foot path to Bara Bangal, it is very difficult for old and infirm folks to cross over. A helicopter was scheduled for today but it failed to land there because of bad weather prevailing there. Another try to evacuate the stranded trekkers would be made tomorrow.”
The trekkers started from Manali but three of them sustained injuries while crossing over the high the Thamsar Pass. They, however, managed to reach Bara Bhangal village in the landlocked upper Ravi River valley.
The administration has sought the services of a helicopter to pick up the trekkers so that they could be brought to Palampur.