Guwahati : A group of 34 pilgrims from Assam who are stranded in Odisha will be brought back to Guwahati safely as announced by Assam Government.
Assamese Pilgrims stranded in Odisha
As per reports, the Assam Government is making arrangements to bring back the group of 34 pilgrims from Nalbari district of Assam which was stuck in Odisha as the monstrous cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in the eastern state. The group has safely reached Kolkata and is likely to reach Guwahati today on 4th May, 2019.
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Assam Government making preparations to bring back stranded pilgrims from Odisha
Two persons out of a group of 18 pilgrims from Baihata Chariali in Kamrup Rural district of Assam have also reached Kolkata from Odisha’s Puri. They are also being brought to Guwahati, as per the latest information. However, 16 pilgrims of Baihata Chariali are still at Puri and as reported, they expressed their willingness to the government to stay back at Puri.
Cyclone Fani : Its affect and preparations by the state government
It may be mentioned that following reports of over hundreds of pilgrims being stranded at the coastal state as the cyclonic storm made its landfall on May 3rd, 2019, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Chief Secretary Alok Kumar to take steps for evacuating tourists and devotees of the state.