Uttarakhand pilgrims arrive in Vijaywada in special train



Vijayawada: Pilgrims from Krishna district, who were rescued after being stranded in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand, reached here on Sunday from New Delhi.

As many as 153 people, who belonged to various places in the district, arrived in a special train this morning.

The railway administration attached four bogies to the New Delhi-Visakhapatnam Link Express for residents of Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry, and two coaches to Puri-Tirupati Express for those belonging to Ongole and Nellore, to facilitate their journey home, said Additional Divisional Railway Manager S Subba Rao.

Pilgrims were provided free food at the railway station.

PTI