Over 1,800 people still stranded in Uttarakhand: NDMA

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Around 1,800 people are still stranded in Uttarakhand but would be evacuated by Friday, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Thursday.

“Approximately 1,829 are still stranded all over Uttarakhand and we are hopeful that the rescue operation would be over by Friday,” said NDMA vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy here.

According to NDMA, a total of 104,095 people have been evacuated from the state till Thursday.

Reddy said a guard of honour would be accorded Friday to the chopper crash victims in Dehradun.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde would also be going to Dehradun Friday.

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